Renosterveld Conservation

Whale Coast Conservation

Date(s) - 21/02/2017
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Green House


Speaker: Dr Odette Curtis
R20 donation to environmental education

To the casual observer Renosterveld looks grey and boring, but get up close and a wondrous world of flowers becomes evident. Renosterveld is also one of the most endangered types of habitat. The low grey renosterbos bushes resemble the rhinoceroses that once roamed this veld. But the fertile soil of renosterveld also spelled its destruction. Where once wild animals roamed and spring flowers burst into life, there are now wheat and canola fields. Only about 5% now remains, mostly on private land – which makes its conservation particularly challenging.
Whale Coast Conservation is delighted to welcome Dr Odette Curtis, Director of the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust, who will describe the challenges she faces in conserving the remaining fragments of critically endangered habitat.