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Join us, on the 1st of December, at the Astronomical Observatory in Cape Town for the Western Cape Field Guide Association of South Africa meeting! The theme is ‘Below Ground.’ Talks will include the biodiversity of South African shores, a field guide book about the habits and life of South African ants, NSRI and the work they do in the community and marine guiding.

The programme will be packed with great speakers, FGASA news, Guide of the Year Award, and time for networking. There will also be a special tour after the meeting of the observatory. 

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On Friday 26 October the Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve (CWBR) had the amazing opportunity to visit a site in the south of Luxembourg that is earmarked to form part of Luxembourg’s first biosphere reserve. The Ellergron region has a rich natural and cultural history. At present an education centre and museum are open to the public at Ellergron. The museum focuses on the historical steel mines that dotted the area in previous centuries.

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Last week, Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve were fortunate to visit Meise Botanic Garden while on an awareness tour with La Source, a 20-meter-long oil painting depicting the biodiversity around and in the Berg River. There were discussions around future collaborations and joint awareness campaigns around art and conservation. And possibly twinning our future projects.

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Friday last week was a truly special day, the unveiling of ‘La Source: The Berg River from source to sea’ at Haut Espoir was a huge success.

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Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve has launched its latest project to create awareness of Biosphere Reserves in South Africa (and internationally). The work they, and their partners, do in much needed conservation and development. The idea for the painting came together while discussing art, conservation, CWBR, and an artists’ desire to reach for the paint brush. This is how it is being carried out…

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