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Thousands of insects released on the dam

Between 6 000 and 10 000 insects are being released on hyacinth on the Hartbeespoort Dam every week in order to curb the current rapid growth of hyacinth on the dam.

Endangered aloe replanted in Magaliesberg mountain

The conservation of the critically endangered endemic Aloe peglerae, or Turks Cap Aloe, is the main focus of a Wildlife and Environment Society of...

Mass clean-up huge success

The Clean Our Harties initiative, hosted by Wessa Northern Areas, was a resounding success. The main focus of the clean up was to re-establish the...

Magaliesberg Biosphere launches SOS (Saving Our Species) project

The environment has often been used as a green safety net during times of stress and COVID-19 has been no exception. The Magaliesberg Biosphere...

Residents urged to join in a snare removal day

A large number of pets have been trapped in snares around Hartbeespoort recently and Harties Feral Cat Rescue is now requesting animal lovers in...

Wild cheetahs recuperate at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre has for the past months been a safe haven for two wild cheetahs that were severely injured. One of...

Raw sewage continues to flow into the dam

Sewage has been streaming into the Hartbeespoort Dam from various locations the past months, and despite repeated requests to the Madibeng municipality to urgently...

Vulpro expands operations

VulPro, the vulture conservation centre in Hartbeespoort, has expanded its operations into the Gauteng and Eastern Cape Provinces with the opening of its new...

Environment department approves application for road through Meerhof

The North West Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism (DEDECT) last week authorised the development of an access road from Estate D’...

Gill nets – death traps for animals, fish and boaters

Gill nets have become a major problem in the Hartbeespoort Dam and besides the high fatality rate of fish and birds caught in the...

Three caught with pangolin in Brits

Three people were arrested in Brits on Friday, 11 September, after being found in possession of an endangered pangolin.

The bugs are back on the Hartbeespoort Dam

The Centre for Biological Control (CBC) at Rhodes University once again visited the Hartbeespoort Dam last weekend to bring more of their hyacinth-eating bugs...
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