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GEKCO proposes to extend conservancy boundaries to protect clean water and air; and help threatened wildlife

GEKCO (the Greater Kyalami Conservancy) is putting forward a proposal to extend its boundaries.  The aim is to help save and protect more of the unique and threatened ecosystem in the Kyalami area, upon which a number of endangered species survive.  People rely on the same systems, like wetlands, for cleaning and storing our water. […]

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The Owl Box Volume 1

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Report your Bullfrog and Hedgehog Sightings for Conservation

Report your Bullfrog and Hedgehog Sightings for Conservation We are currently mapping the locations that Red Data species have been spotted in the conservancy to be used for the conservation plans for the area and we need your help! We are currently focusing on two species, the Giant Bullfrog and the South African Hedgehog. If […]

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There’s something good about getting the neighbours to preserve their own environment

There’s something good about getting the neighbours to preserve their own environment Emma Jordan 29 Jul 2016 00:00 Greater Kyalami Conservancy (Gekco) Green Neighbourhood Project  Winner: Community Conservation Award “The focus of the Green Neighbourhood Project is encouraging co-operation and community participation in conservation, planning and management of the greater Kyalami area in collaboration with neighbouring communities, […]

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Grass Owl Chicks Rescued from a Raging Fire

Grass Owl chicks rescued from a raging veld fire TEXT & PHOTOGRAPHS TYRONE MCKENDRY On Wednesday night, 13 July, I received a WhatsApp message saying that baby Marsh Owls had been rescued from a veld fire in the Greater Kyalami conservancy (GEKCO). The message was accompanied by some photos and I immediately recognised that the […]

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Would you like your property included in the Greater Kyalami Conservancy?

              Would you like your property included in the Greater Kyalami Conservancy?    Please respond with the following to info@gekco.co.za or complete the form here: Your property number(s) Are you the registered owner of the property? Would you like to be included in the Conservancy?   Why be included […]

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Arbor Month 2015

Arbor Month 2015   Click on the link to download your order form: Arbor month 2015 tree order form-2    

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GEKCO objects to large industrial farm on Riversands Farm

 GEKCO objects to large industrial farm on Riversands Farm The Greater Kyalami Conservancy, Residents’ Associations and adjacent land owners are objecting to the large scale light industrial park planned north of Fourways, which is likened in size to industrial developments in the Modderfontein area.  Century Properties were granted environmental authorisation in 2009 for a mixed […]

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Shumbashaba & The South African Lipizzaners Fundraiser – 3rd October 2013

Shumbashaba & The South African Lipizzaners Fundraiser – 3rd October 2013 The Lipizzaners are hosting a special fundraiser for Shumbashaba on 3rd October.  Please come and join us.  Watch the Lipizzaners perform and help raise funds for a yard that is truly making a difference in a lot of lives. Dear Volunteers, we are delighted to […]

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Newsletter- August 2013

Newsletter August 2013 Headlines from this newsletter: Biodiversity Project, Wildlife Corridor Project, Recycling, Snare Clean up, Mandela Day, Wetlands, Helderfontein Grasslands, Development Application Update Click on the ‘Download’ button below to read the newsletter.

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GEKCO Public Information Session- 14/08/2013

GEKCO Public Information Session- 14/08/2013

GEKCO Public Information Session Please join us for our public information session on Wednesday the 14th of August. Everyone is welcome! Click on the image to enlarge it.

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The Power of Communities!

The imposing threat of cutting up the Kyalami green belt with major highways has the possibilities of becoming a reality! We are in a position to stop this if we all act together and present a united vision. In order to do this we need to open communication channels and the 1st step is to […]

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