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    Drewes’ Moss Frog Survey

    There was great excitement when Sheraine van Wyk and colleague Anina Lee heard the call of the Drewes’ Moss Frog in Fernkloof Nature Reserve. But why get all worked up over a tiny frog that could only be heard and not seen at the same time?

    Sheraine, Whale Coast Conservation’s Education Manager, has a special interest in frogs. Frogs are interesting little critters. Being amphibians, most of them hatch from eggs laid in water into aquatic tadpoles, which then metamorphose into terrestrial frogs. Their skins are permeable and very sensitive to pollutants, so they are very good bio-indicators of the state of health of an eco-system where they occur. This makes frogs very useful in assessing whether wetlands, for example, are polluted. If there is pollution, you won’t find any frogs there. Read More

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    Nature Bus

    For many decades South African communities were segregated on the basis of colour and by socio-economic circumstances. Even though there are no longer legal barriers between different sections of society, it is still difficult to bring together young people from different communities for a common cause.

    This is a form of deprivation for all communities at least as serious as physical hardship.The WCC eco-camps, citizen-science projects and volunteer groups allow the youth from all walks of life to share experiences to the benefit of society. They get to know each other, thereby increasing the chances of working together later in life. Research has shown that the healing power of nature cannot be underestimated. Read More

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    Wildlife Medical Fund

    The Fund was established with an initial donation from Hermanus Animal Welfare. It is aimed at assisting the public to help wild animals in distress by taking injured or sick animals for treatment to the Hermanus Animal Hospital in the knowledge that the animal will be treated at cost and the balance will be covered by the WCC Wildlife Medical Fund.

    Keep in mind that wild animals may not be transported without a permit from Cape Nature unless it is a true emergency.

    Needless to say, the fund is limited and cannot afford to treat species that do not justify the cost of their treatment. Please call WCC on 028 316 2527 for guidance. Your donation to this fund is greatly appreciated. Read More

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    Stripes the Eco Cat Project

    An eco-cat is perhaps a ridiculous idea, as cats are not regarded as particularly eco-friendly. However, children can relate to him as he also misunderstands the ‘eco-thing’ as he tries to go ‘green’.

    I heard my humans talking about a cricket named Abie or Hash or something. I only know one cricket – the one who kept me awake last night with his loud chirping. So I asked my humans if Abie and Hash also chirp loudly.
    They laughed and said, “Only if they play Australia”.

    Stripes the Eco-Cat is an environmental education tool that links classroom learning to the real world. It contextualises the curriculum and makes learning relevant and helps to improve proficiency in literacy and language skills.
    The stories are posted on Stripes’ own page on the Whale Coast Conservation website, Facebook and in Whale Talk magazine.
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