February 20, 2018


Conservation at Work held the 2017 Cape Fox Awards during the Symposium event on the evening of 13 November 2017 . The evening was celebrated at the Graham & Rhona Beck Skills Centre, On The Graham Beck Wine Estate, Robertson. We would like to thank our Funders for sponsering the event as many frienships and lifelong partnerships was formed during the evening, sharing a flavourful, delectable meal. Thanks and appreciation was given to those who work extreamly hard to preserve our natural habitat and it resources, and live their passion. Although everyones effort does count equally we awaded excelence among our members as follows:

The Cape Fox Gold Award were awarded to Groenlandberg Conservancy & Fransmanshoek Conservancy representing the Central & Boland Region and Eastern Region respectively.

Ian Moodie – Groenlandberg Conservancy
Ian Moodie accepting the Gold award for the Central& Boland Region on behalf of Groenlandberg Conservancy
Fritz Snykers & Kei Heyns
Friiz Snykers (Chairperson) and Kei Heyns (Manager) accepting the Gold award for the Eastern Region

The Cape Fox Award for Best Individual Landowner were awarded to Katot Meyer of Pietersrivier

Katot Meyer
Katot Meyer accepting the Cape Fox award for Best Individual landowner

The Cape Fox Silver Award went to Sir Lowry/Schapenberg from the Central and Boland Region & Klein Swartberg Conservancy from the Eastern Region

Heather & Margie Schapenburg
Heather Epstein (Chairperson) and Margie Humphris accepting the Silver award for Best Conservancy in the Central & Boland Area
Gill Gimberg
Gill Gimberg from Klein Swartberg accepting the silver award for best Conservancy in the Eastern region

The Cape Fox Best Manager Award was shared by Aileen Anderson & Ricardo Januarie both from Grootvadersbosch Conservancy

Aileen and Ricardo
Aileen Anderson & Ricardo Januarie accepting the award for Best Manager. Both from Grootvadersbosch

The Partner Award were awarded to Cape Nature and Western Cape Department of Agriculture: Landcare

Garth Mortimer and Francis Steyn
Garth Mortimer (Cape Nature) & Francis Steyn (Dept Landcare) accepting the Cape Fox Partner Award for 2017

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