December 17, 2019

Cape Fox Awards 2019

Conservation at Work held the 2019 Cape Fox Awards during the Symposium event on the evening of 18 November 2019 . 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 sponsoring the event. Thanks and appreciation was given to those who work extremally hard to preserve our natural habitat and it resources, and live their passion. Although everyones effort does count equally we awarded excellence among our members as follows:

Gold AwardBest Managed ConservancyWalker Bay Conservancy
Silver AwardBest Managed ConservancyGroenlandberg Conservancy
Sponsor awardBeck Family Philantropy
Gold AwardPartnerWWF – SA
Silver AwardPartnerCape Nature
Silver AwardPartnerDoA: Land Care
Gold AwardBest Individual LandownerDiepklowe Private Nature Reserve
Silver AwardBest Individual LandownerDrie Kuilen Private Nature Reserve
Best manager of a conservancyMike Fabricius

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