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Garden Route: Post-fire plant regrowth patterns

By Cobus Meiring: The Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI) “Following the devastating Knysna fires, there has been much speculation as to how nature will recover”, says Cobus Meiring of the Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI). Because…

Devastating wildfire in Portugal a replica of what happened in the Southern Cape (Knysna/ Plett) Fires

Exactly how the respective RSA/ Portugal fires started is almost academic by now, but, recent devastating wild fires in both Portugal and the Southern Cape were in intensified to the extreme by the prevalence of invasive alien plants, says Cobus…
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Stilbaai omgewing herstel stadig na Januarie brande

Artikel verskaf deur die Suid-Kaap Grondeienaars Inisiatief (www.scli.org.za) 'n Werksgroep van die die Suid-Kaap Grondeienaars Inisiatief, (SCLI), Die Suid- Kaap Brandbestrydings Assosiasie (SCFPA), die nuutgestigte Garden Route Rebuild…

Mudslide update

Article: Cabral Wicht In preparation of the anticipated rain over the weekend of 6 August, emergency services within the Eden District were placed on standby. Due to the impact of the recent fires, the rainfall increased the risk of mudslides…
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Zapping aliens

Article: Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa At very short notice WESSA tried to get the young folk to use just an hour on a Sunday afternoon to bring the family and pull out the small wattles that are regrowing after the fire…

Post-fire environmental rehabilitation

Article by Herman Pieters in collaboration with Pam Booth (Knysna Municipality) and Nandi Mgwadlamba (SANParks) The dry and warm climate trends across the globe are conducive to a variety of natural disasters. Dry weather makes green vegetation…