A well-known filmmaker has been killed after being head-bumped by a giraffe in a freak accident on a game farm in Hartbeespoort on Friday.
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.
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.
Die Noordwes departement van bosbou en die Hartbeespoort polisie het Dinsdagoggend vroeg op onwettige houtverkopers op die R511 toegeslaan.
VulPro, ‘n aasvoëlbewaringsorganisasie, het verlede week moontlik wêreldgeskiedenis gemaak toe 35 bedreigde aasvoëls, wat in aanhouding was, by Nooitgedacht buite Hartbeespoort vrygelaat is.
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.
The water hyacinth that is currently covering more than 30% of the surface of the Hartbeespoort Dam is the most invasive and rapidly proliferating aquatic weed in the world.
Water hyacinth is frequently branded as the world’s worst aquatic weed due to its invasive potential, negative impact on aquatic ecosystems, and the cost it necessitates to control it.
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.
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.
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…