Disperis: A fascinating group of plants
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No orchid-spotting trip is complete without finding one Disperis, writes Gerrit van Ede. There is one genus that looks so different from a traditional orchid that most people will not recognise it as an orchid: genus Disperis. For those of … Read More

Celebrate World Rivers Day on 27 September
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As the source of four rivers, Verloren Valei deserves to be part of this celebration. Celebrated on the fourth Sunday of September, World Rivers Day strives to aiming to heighten awareness and encourage people to preserve our important and beautiful … Read More

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Earth observation data offers hope for Africa’s wetlands Lisa Rebelo, International Water Management Institute and Matthew McCartney, CGIAR System Organization Wetlands support millions of people around Africa. They include all areas that are permanently or frequently covered by water, and … Read More

Something special down in the marshlands
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The Mountain Sylph butterfly is confined to high-altitude grasslands and loves wetland environments—it’s almost as if Verloren Valei was designed for it. By Justin Bode Metisella aegipan aegipan, Mountain sylph or Berg-walsertjie has a scattered distribution in the high-altitude montane … Read More

Why Africa must become the Conservation Continent
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By Hailemariam Desalegn, Mike du Toit and Greg Mills Reprinted from Daily Maverick by kind permission of the authors. Read the original article or visit the website of The Brenthurst Foundation. Africa has been at the receiving end of the … Read More

ENVIRONMENTAL MONTH 2020
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World Environment Day is the biggest, most celebrated day for positive environmental action and it is held each year on June 5 to focus the world’s attention on a pressing environmental issue. This year’s focus on biodiversity highlights the important … Read More