Swimming with Great Whites

We are privileged to have Michael Rutzen as our guest speaker on Tuesday 29 March at 17h30 (5.30 pm) at the Green House. Mike free dives with great white sharks in order to understand their behaviour better. He is one of only three people in the world able to communicate with great white sharks using body language. Michael has been …

YEP Marine Week Gansbaai

Sponsorship by the AVI Community Trust enables WCC to implement an enhanced Youth Environment Programme in three Gansbaai schools. They had the privilege of receiving Marine Week-related lessons at I&J’s farm at Danger Point. This is a restricted access area and not many people are fortunate enough to go there. Gansbaai Primêr Grade 7s learnt about the WCC shark egg …

Cooperate to Conserve

“The Hermanus economy is in fact the environment as it’s based on tourism that relies on the splendour of our beaches, estuaries, mountains, nature reserves, hiking trails and botanical uniqueness”, said Sheraine van Wyk, WCC Eco-Learning Manager. She was speaking at the Hermanus Connect meeting on Tuesday 13 October in the Municipal Auditorium. Hermanus Connect is a newly-formed group of …

Friends of the WCC Library

The WCC Library is in good hands. Friends of the Hermanus Library Jenny Pierce, Hettie Roux and Aletta Horne have made their considerable experience and expertise available to WCC. They will assist Youth Environment Coordinator Shirley Volkwyn to classify, catalogue, organise and cover the extensive library holdings at WCC. These books are available as a resource to schools and the …

WCC and Friends Celebrate Arbor Week in the Overstrand

Arbor Day in Gansbaai Whale Coast Conservation celebrated the first of its Arbor Week tree planting events in Gansbaai.  Arbor Day 2015 was graciously hosted by Gansbaai Academia. Headmaster Mr Tommy Wilson, members of staff and learners participated enthusiastically in the planting of indigenous trees – a yellowwood, tree fuchsia and white stinkwood. Councillor for Gansbaai Riana de Coning (fourth …

Arbor Day at Gansbaai Academia

Whale Coast Conservation celebrated the first of its Arbor Week tree planting events in Gansbaai.  Arbor Day 2015 was graciously hosted by Gansbaai Academia. Headmaster Mr Tommy Wilson, members of staff and learners participated enthusiastically in the planting of indigenous trees – a yellowwood, tree fuchsia and white stinkwood. Councillor for Gansbaai Riana de Coning (fourth from left) enthusiastically supported …

Cleaning Up at Gansbaai Primer

Whale Coast Conservation’s Shirley Volkwyn led a team of enthusiastic learners at Gansbaai Primêr in their contribution to International Coastal Cleanup month. Although the school is not exactly on the coast, they all know that litter on land eventually lands up in the sea. As a fishing community, looking after the ocean that is their livelihood and also sustains life …