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False Bay Annual Birdathon – 16th April 2016

Hi all The fourth ANNUAL BIRDATHON at Strandfontein (False Bay Nature Reserve) is to be held on the 16th April. This family event includes a fun walk with birding and has proved very successful in past years. If anyone can help with this event as a marshal or to help in registration, it would be […]

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Caracal collared at Rondevlei

Below are some images of a male Caracal (Rooikat) who was collared at Rondevlei a short while ago. Nicknamed Xolani, he is part of a study on urban Caracal in Cape Town conducted by the Urban Caracal Project. This project will give some idea of how Caracal manage to survive in the urbanised city environment. […]

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19 Jan Posted by in Environment | Comments

Water Restrictions

From: Media Account <Media.Account@capetown.gov.za> Date: Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 11:33 AM Subject: MEDIA RELEASE: Reminder: Water restrictions to be implemented from 1 January 2016 CITY OF CAPE TOWN 29 DECEMBER 2015 MEDIA RELEASE Reminder: Water restrictions to be implemented from 1 January 2016 From 1 January 2016 water will be more expensive. This has […]

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The Eland has landed

Hi All Following the talk by Petro Botha on 27th November, the Eland from the Gantouw Project made their first successful walk into the Strandvled of the Cape Flats on the 3rd December. The animals all behaved well and have since then been doing two walks a day out of their boma. This is a […]

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Visiting the Eland at the Gantouw Project

After the talk on the Gantouw Project on Friday night at the Yacht Club; there were lots of visitors to meet the Eland up close and personal on Saturday 28 November.  

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Zeekoevlei Fish Die Off

There are presently carp dying along the Zeekoevlei shore line in some places. At the moment it is suspected that the fish are dying from Koi Herpes virus that affected water bodies in Cape Town earlier in the year. The recent calm and hot weather conditions may have triggered this event. Water tests and fish […]

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Camera Trap Photos at Rondevlei

I thought I would share the following photos taken by camera traps recently deployed at Rondevlei. Several camera traps were deployed adjacent to Peninsula Rd,  some 50 – 250 m from the nearest houses. What follows is a selection of species recorded over three weeks in this area which is immediately adjacent to the houses […]

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28 Sep Posted by in Environment | Comments

FOZR helps the Gantouw Project.

FoZR received an email requesting help on the Gantouw (Eland) project. Many thanks to FoZR - This is the fridge donated by FOZR for the Gantouw Project.

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Spring flowers on the Rondevlei path

Here are some pictures taken of the Rondevlei path during last Saturday’s spring walk. The spring flowers are up in profusion after the ecological burn this past autumn; showing how quickly the ecosystem recovers after a fire. What was ash and dry sand 6 months ago is now carpets of flowers.  

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The Gantouw Boma is coming along …

The boma along Peninsula Rd is coming along and will soon be complete. It will house the five eland that are scheduled to arrive toward the end of October. A Wendy house has been erected to help with the logistics and rearing of the young Eland over the next few months. These young animals will then be […]

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