WESSA Eden Newsletter August 2017 and much much more

Dear Friends of the Environment,

Much has happened in the aftermath of the monster fires and I have tried to compile some useful information with links to the full articles within the Newsletter which has reached epic proportions this month!


For this reason there are additional PDFs attached each being very specialised:-

– the article by Dr Guy Preston:- Knysna Fires – Five factors that produced the perfect inferno ( which has already been widely circulated)

Knysna Fires Five factors that produced the Perfect Inferno

– an appeal for support from the Garden Route Botanical Garden

Appeal Botanical Garden

– an invitation to register for the Garden Route Interface Meeting – 19-20 Sept 2017. More details in the Newsletter.

Call for Registration 19 20 Sep 2017

– an article on the problems facing the famous Brenton Blue Butterfly

Famous Brenton Blue Butterfly

– Monica continues education outreach programmes with Landmark foundation and her report on the Little Green Warriors at Kromelboog  (attached) makes delightful reading. Thanks to Nicola of San-ecosystems for assisting with the funding of the seeds.


– NMU invitation to events to be held at the Saasveld Campus during Science Week. of particular interest, two iSpot courses to be run by

NMU Invitation to Science Week events

Dr Tony Rebelo – Restoration Ecologist at SANBI and iSpot South African Curator.  There will be no charge.

– Info on the Bio-control Midge for Black Wattles

The Flowering Gall Midge Black Wattle

Hopefully something for everyone!

Regards, Christine

Christine Ridge-Schnaufer
Honorary Secretary
Tel: 044 873 4203 Fax: 086 646 5458
e-mail: wessageorge@isat.co.za

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