A part of the SANBI exhibit

Chelsea, changes and challenges

The Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve celebrates its 20th year of existence in 2018 and achievements such as the Gold medal and RHS President’s Award won at the 2017 Chelsea Flower Show are highlights for the KBRC and their mission to fulfill the three basic functions of biosphere reserves: Conservation, Development and Logistics.

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Leadership changes

The AGM will certainly usher in major changes in the leadership of the KBRC. Vice-chairperson Dr Philip Fourie announced his plans to retire from the board, but undertook to continue with his work on the second Ten Year Report to UNESCO on the state of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, which is due next year. Fanie […]

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Group of Mooiuitsig residents

Sustainable Development Initiatives taking shape in Hangklip-Kleinmond

OUTREACH Our developmental work in the Grabouw area is well known, but we have now made huge strides in taking sustainable development initiatives to the Hangklip-Kleinmond area. The KBRC is assisting and training interested persons in Mooiuitsig and Kleinmond to form co-operatives to drive projects, such as: A community food garden and a fynbos nursery […]

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B Tech Field Trip

OUTREACH On Friday 15 July 2016 Steve Gildenhuys brought a group of Cape Peninsula University of Technology students who were already in the field of conservation and busy with the 1st or 2nd year of their B Tech Nature Conservation course, to the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve to experience Landscape Scale Conservation. Their stops included: De […]

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Kogelberg Biosphere Challenge

Kogelberg Biosphere Challenge

OUTREACH The first Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve Challenge held on Saturday 2 July 2016 was marred by a spade of organizational problems, but still was enjoyed by about five hundred athletes and walkers who experienced all facets of a biosphere reserve up close and personally. It was also the first opportunity to blood in our new […]

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Kogelberg perpetuated in Mint

Coin series

Full-colour coins Coin collectors must take note that the special Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve coin series was augmented with the recent issuing of two full-colour coins by the SA Mint. The series on the West Coast Biosphere Reserve was also released recently.

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Rock Malachite

Julia van Schalkwyk’s progress report

RESEARCH Julia van Schalkwyk is progressing well with her PHD research project which investigates the conservation value of the buffer and transition zones for arthropods within the KBR. In particular, she is focusing on how local and topographic factors influence their diversity and the role deciduous fruit farming plays within the transition zone. Whether we […]

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