Environmental

50% of Hyacinths already removed

Although hyacinth on the Hartbeespoort Dam has decreased by approximately 50% since the start of the hyacinth removal project in April, the Hartbeespoort Dam rehabilitation project continuously needs funds to proceed with the contract.

Vultures – Keep a look out

Vulpro Vulture Rehabilitation Centre situated a few kilometres north-west of Hartbeespoort Dam are appealing to the public to keep a lookout for young vultures in distress.

KYK: Bedreigde aasvoëls vlieg vry

VulPro, ‘n aasvoëlbewaringsorganisasie, het verlede week moontlik wêreldgeskiedenis gemaak toe 35 bedreigde aasvoëls, wat in aanhouding was, by Nooitgedacht buite Hartbeespoort vrygelaat is.

They failed us

One can’t help getting excited about the latest effort by members of the community to do something about the hyacinth infestation on Hartbeespoort Dam.

Hyacinth problem is choking tourism

Estates around the Hartbeespoort Dam are currently spending hundreds of thousands of rands to try and clear their respective waterfronts from hyacinths, but if the government does not come to the party, they are fighting a losing battle, they say.

Hartbeespoort water birds in crisis

On 28 January the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) and Birdlife Hartbeespoort carried out their summer co-ordinated water bird count (CWAC) on the Hartbeespoort Dam.

Vulture on the go

A captive bred Cape Vulture, released in February 2015 from VulPro in Hartbeespoort, decided to come back and visit Hartbeespoort last week. He landed on this road sign near NECSA, to the consternation and surprise of many motorists. VulPro staff collected the vulture after motorists contacted them and he is now back home safe and…
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