Earth Hour 2014

Whale Coast Conservation is bringing a whale of a festival to Fisherman’s Village in Hermanus in celebration of Earth Hour. It will be a day-long festival of education and entertainment that will lead visitors on a journey through education and trade into “Moonlight Avenue”, and a unique “Market by Moonlight”.  The highlight of the whole event will be the hour …

Leap Day For Frogs

Planning for the first national frog day celebration is well underway.  The focus of the Stanford volunteer frog monitoring group will be the Western Leopard Toads of Stanford.   Leap Day occurs on Friday 28 Feb alongside the Stanford Evening Market.  There will be an interactive display and information sharing at the municipal building.  The Western Leopard Toad Volunteer group of …

Hermanus In 2050

How do you envisage Hermanus and the other towns of the Overstrand 40-50 years from now? For example, do you think that nature reserves such as Fernkloof (shown below) can be used to build roads? Now is the time to ensure that your vision for a future Overstrand is taken into account! The Overstrand Municipality has commissioned consultants to draw …

WCC At Hermanus Flower Festival

Whale Coast Conservation will be exhibiting at the Hermanus Flower Festival to be held in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve from 26 to 29 September 2013. The theme is wetlands and the WCC display will use a ‘wetland in a bottle’ to demonstrate how wetlands work and the essential ecosystem services they provide. Two of our YES students, Denfred and Zöhn, …

‘Waste Not, Save A Lot’

LIVING SUSTAINABLY WITH WHALE COAST CONSERVATION With the population and unemployment rising rapidly and social services already strained, it is time for all of us in the Overstrand to look to our future.  We must ask ourselves two fundamental questions: – What natural resources does the Overstrand offer to help us to provide a better life for all? – More …