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Practical Implementation of erosion control measures in the Landscape

Conservation at Work in collaboration with CapeNature, Jobs 4 Carbon, Table Mountain Fund, Western Cape Department of Agriculture, Landcare, Rooiberg Breede River Conservancy, and VanWyksdorp Development Institute (VDI) hosted a successful Landowners Day investigating the practical implementation of erosion control measures in the field. The Jobs 4 Carbon project launched in 2014 and has a remarkable impact on the lives of the local community creating 60 jobs while restoring degraded veld in the Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve by planting spekboom, clearing alien invasive species and preventing soil erosion through ponding. A total of 312702 spekboom plants were planted between 2018-2023 as part of the restoration of degraded spekboom thicket.

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Landowner conservation day – Swartland, 10 May 2023

The first Landsowners day of 2023 was held at Bartholomeus Klip, the venue is situated on the edge of a dam and looking up through the Elandsberg Nature Reserve. This could not have been a more spectacular location to house the event. Seven Conservancies was able to attend the day that consisted of presentations from organisations in the morning followed by an afternoon spent in the field

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Landowner conservation day – Cape Winelands

On 26 October 2022, at Zevenwacht Wine Estate, Conservation at Work, together with Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy (BHRC) and Conservation Outcomes, hosted an informative day for landowners. The morning consisted of talks about threats to fauna and flora, from the Cape Leopard Trust and CapeNature Law Enforcement. A tea break was followed by presentations on

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