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 "Cape Town – The City of Cape Town is gambling with the future of one of the world's most unique ecosystems as it pushes ahead with drilling for groundwater from the Table Mountain Group (TMG) Aquifer, ecologists are warning"

Read the rest of this article at this link.

Dear All
This serves to notify you that the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) will be hosting the Alien and Invasive Species (AIS) compliance awareness workshop. You are cordially invited to attend and participate in the workshop which is scheduled as follows:

Date: 07th of March 2018
Venue: Harold Porter Botanical Gardens in Betty’s Bay, Western Cape
Time: 8h00 – 14h00

The entire letter is available as a PDF here.

A pair of Oystercatchers and two chicks walking on the beach

Our Oystercatchers are endangered because humans are encroaching on their habitat

(This article has been updated with new details.)

Good day Betty's Bay,

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I have been a Western leopard toad volunteer in Cape Town for the past eight years, doing the Princess Vlei and Little Princess Vlei areas as well as helping in the Constantia areas, where the toads occur, when needed.

We have been told that there could possibly be a small toad population in your town and I am hoping to spend a week there during the winter, when it's breeding season for these toads (i.e. the males go to a water body to call the females, where they mate then return "home"—your gardens!) to actively look for them.

What is a wetland?

Diagram of a wetland and its many features

Please find attached, two PDFs from Cape Nature:

  1. Wetlands Page 1
  2. Wetlands Page2