2009 – Wetland Rehabilitation Talk

Wetland Rehabilitation in Gauteng: Opportunities & Constraints by Retief Grobler: It was only in the latter portion of the previous century that the importance of and need to protect wetland ecosystems was recognised. Until recently wetlands were regarded as wasted spaces that were generally ill suited for conventional agriculture and thought fit only to breed […]

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2008 – Owl Talk

Owl Talk: Jonathan Haw of EcoSolutions operates the Urban Owl Box Project and Raptor Centre at Broederstroom. The hissing basket that he carried in with him contained a very inquisitive and friendly three and half week old Spotted Eagle Owl which had been rescued and brought to the centre. Jonathan gave a highly entertaining and […]

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2008 -Tour of Greater Kyalami

Tour of Greater Kyalami for Retail Africa and Bokomoso: Over the past two years one of GEKCO’s key roles has been monitoring developers to ensure that they are meeting their environmental obligations. In order to take a more constructive and proactive role, GEKCO recently hosted Retail Africa and Bokomoso on a tour of greater Kyalami. […]

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2008 – The Natural Step Talk

The Natural Step By Jeremy Burnham The Natural Step is an international advisory organisation and think-tank which engages with leaders, government and individuals to create strategies to turn the tide of environmental collapse and to generate new more sustainable solutions. This talk gave insight into the four basic principles which are the cause of degradation […]

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2007 – Bat Talk

Nigel Fernsby, Chairman of the Gauteng and Northern Regions Bat Interest Group, debunked common myths and fears about bats and enlightened horse owners on how bats could help reduce the ‘miggies’ that cause horse sickness as well as alleviate mosquitoes. Nigel brought some bats to the talk and the attendees were fascinated by these interesting […]

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