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Exploring the botanical wonders of the Overberg Renosterveld

Monday, 8th March 2021, 19:00 - 20:00

Exploring the botanical wonders of the Overberg Renosterveld
A Critically Endangered vegetation type in South Africa and what conservation models are in place to protect them.
Online presentation from Cape Town, to mark International Women’s Day and one of our month long programme of events to celebrate this day.

In the spring 2020 a unique opportunity arose to join the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust (ORCT) to conduct botanical surveys across the region. Only 5% of this Critically Endangered vegetation type remains, mostly on the land of farmers in the region. A ground breaking conservation model sees the vegetation protected in perpetuity. The monitoring of red listed species by a network of citizen scientists across South Africa under the auspices of South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and the Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers (CREW) programme will also be discussed.

Petra Broddle volunteered at the SLBI for many years in our herbarium and beyond whilst she worked at Kew RBG. She now lives back in South Africa but remains an enthusiastic supporter

Tickets: Donations only please

The SLBI is a registered charity for botanical education. It supports people of all ages and backgrounds in learning about plants. By making a donation with your booking you will help to sustain our work with school children, families and the wider community. As a small charity, any amount you can give, large or small, will be warmly appreciated and make an enormous difference. Thankyou.

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Monday, 8th March 2021
19:00 - 20:00
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