Environment  // Posts tagged as "Environment"

URGENT – Help needed on Robbin Island

Hi people, from what I can make out, a capture of the Fallow Deer on Robbin Island is taking place on Wednesday and Thursday this week and they want our help. Sounds like a fantastic opportunity to me please see the mails below From: Rondevlei Nature Reserve Email address – Sent: 20 September 2010 […]


18 Mar Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Controlled ecological burn at Rondevlei Nature Reserve

MEDIA RELEASE NO. 197 / 2010 17 MARCH 2010 The management of the Rondevlei Nature Reserve would like to alert residents in its vicinity that they will be conducting a controlled burn on a portion of the eastern boundary of the reserve, adjacent to Peninsula Road, Zeekoevlei. The burning operation is scheduled for either the […]


20 Oct Posted by in News and Events | 1 comment

Bats about bats!

Contrary to popular belief, bats are not blind, do not become entangled in human hair, and seldom transmit disease to other animals or humans. In fact, bats are very clean – they groom themselves after every meal. Bats are often believed to be infected with rabies but all mammals can contract rabies. However, even the […]


24 Sep Posted by in Environment, News and Events | 2 comments

Pelican Park still to take off

By Tanya Petersen DESPITE saying the environmental approval for the Pelican Park development could be granted by January this year, the city’s directorate for housing is still to submit its application for permission to develop to the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEADP). It was announced in 2006 by Mayor Helen Zille that […]


04 Sep Posted by in Environment | Comments

Rondevlei Rehabilitation Group

ALL WELCOME!! The Rondevlei Rehabilitation Group will be meeting on Saturday 6th September at Van Bloemmestein Park in Peninsula Road Zeekoevlei. We will be planting outside the office and opposite the second observation tower: Passerina palludosa Elegia (Condropetalum) tectorum We will begin at 09h00. Only heavy rain will cancel. Please bring, trowels, snacks and beverages. […]


20 Aug Posted by in Environment, News and Events | Comments

‘Beware of badly polluted wetlands’

By Niemah Davids Rapid urbanisation, an increase in the number of informal settlements and ageing infrastructure are to blame for the “badly polluted” 14 rivers and 10 wetlands around the Cape Metropole. And the City of Cape Town has warned residents in at least six suburbs to stay clear of the rivers and vleis in […]


18 Aug Posted by in Environment, News and Events | 1 comment

This is what the sea would devour…

Published in the Sunday Times – 17th August 2008 DROWNING CITY: The white areas on the right show the parts of Cape Town that would be flooded if 4.5m waves hit. There is a 80% chance of this happening in the next 25 years. There is a 95% chance of 2.5m waves at least once […]


01 Aug Posted by in Environment, News and Events, Sailing | Comments

The draw up has taken place and the weir has been closed.

Dear all The draw up has taken place and the weir has been closed. The Vlei is filling rapidly; rowing and probably sailing as well should be possible this weekend. Herewith Jimmy’s report back on what has recently been done at the Vlei: The Vlei and False Bay Ecology Park At the FBEP committee meeting […]


31 Jul Posted by in Environment | Comments

Western Leopard Toad breeding season is here

Calling all interested parties, the breeding season is coming on fast and I am looking for as many volunteers as I can find. Volunteers would be required to monitor toad movement on streets, moving them across roads out of harms away. Monitoring operations will be taking place in the following areas: Kirstenhof; Constantia; Grassy Park; […]


23 Oct Posted by in Environment | 1 comment

Pause for a minute to absorb the flowers

Hi, couldn’t resist taking a few picks of the Gladiolus Angustus that are out on the edges of the Seasonal wetlands right now (23 Oct 2007). Just for fun Vicky and I stuck some black velvet as a backdrop for some of the shots. If you hang around a bit, you might be lucky enough […]