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winelands biosphere logoPlease participate in our first tourism survey, and share the link with your friends and colleagues so they can complete the form too.  It only takes four minutes.  Whether you are in the Biosphere Reserve or anywhere else in the world... please participate!

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Trees for Berg River restorationThe Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve together with LandCare have signed an agreement to develop an indigenous tree nursery at the Sustainable Living Centre on DelVera Farm outside Stellenbosch. The owners of the farm, the Sperling Family, have very kindly given use of the premises at no cost, making this project and others, possible.

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bergriverThe Public Meeting for the development of Berg River Dam Resource Management Plan will be held at Franschhoek Town Hall on Wednesday, 19th of November 2014 (17H30 pm – 19H30 pm).

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New opportunities for doctoral studies aligned with individual biosphere reserves in South Africa have been announced recently: the GreenMatter Mapula Awards. Bursaries are available for six students to start with their doctoral studies in 2015, of which one student will be placed with the CWBR and supervised by the Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology at Stellenbosch University. Research topics will be finalized in collaboration with a relevant supervisor, but must address conservation concerns in the CWBR and must have a strong applied component. Add a comment

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SEMFThe first consultative draft of the Stellenbosch Environmental Management Framework (SEMF) was completed in June this year.  It is not in a formal participation process yet but anyone is welcome to forward any input on the document to Schalk van der Merwe, Environmental Planner: Spatial Planning, Heritage and Environment; Email: schalk.vandermerwe@stellenbosch.gov.za.

Click here to view the document.

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