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Vanwyksdorp School Camp

Landmark Foundation was invited to participate in an education program with Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve (GCBR) on the Jobs for Carbon Project currently running in the Rooiberg region. Vanwyksdorp Primary is a rural school in this small town of Little Karoo. The group we are curr
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To Hell and Back

The fearsome Spaghetti Pass is the gateway into Gamkaskloof or Die Hel, which is an isolated valley contained within the high mountains of the magnificent Swartberg range.  In my case, “Familiarity breeds Contempt” does not apply. 
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Lucky for some

Friday 13th was an overcast day, quite windy and on the chilly side.  The Outramps  headed for the mountain that we call Waboomsberg.  It is a spectacular peak, reaching a height of 1947m. 
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The Pot of Gold

The slopes below Mannetjiesberg were covered with the gold of Cyclopia plicata (Endangered) in full flower.  This  distinctive mountain in the Kammanssie is one of my favourite places on earth.
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Keep Fin Alive

A programme to make learners of local primary schools more aware of the importance of sharks to our planet commenced on 13 October 2015 and will continue until the end of the month. The programme is presented in conjunction with the Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve (GCBR)
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Landowner’s guide to Human-Wildlife conflict

In southern Africa, there are many species that have for a long time been labelled as “problem animals”. This resulted in many animals being relentlessly persecuted and exterminated, with devastating impacts on the environment and its ecology.
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HESSEQUA WINNER OF NATIONAL ARBOR AWARD

Hessequa Municipality was adjudged the winner of The National Arbor City Award Competition 2015. The awards event took place in Durban Botanic Gardens on 3 September 2015, during the launch of Arbor Week.
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Lady Luck takes the day Off

Wednesday dawned crisp and clear  and we were off to hike around Robberg with WAGS.  Bill and I started earlier than the main party and decided to do it in reverse. 
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A visit to Kapteinskloof that nearly wasn’t

On Friday September 11th 2015 there was a plan for the Outramps to do a follow-up on a previous visit to a property in the Robberg Coastal Corridor, but I called it off as it was pouring with rain and predicted to do so until the early afternoon (it did stop at about 11.30).
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