MONTHLY TALK ON THE OVERBERG RENOSTERVELD CONSERVATION TRUST
Happening on the 23rd May 2022
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG MONTHLY MEETING ON MONDAY 23 MAY: DON’T MISS THIS ONE
TOPIC: Recent progress with the conservation efforts of the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust.
SPEAKERS: Dr Odette Curtis-Scott, Director of the Trust & Grant Forbes, Conservation Manager
Odette holds a PhD (2013) in Botany from the University of Cape Town (UCT), an MSc Zoology (2005) and a B-Tech in Nature Conservation (CPUT), has collaborated on 15 scientific publications to date and recently published the Field Guide to Renosterveld of the Overberg with co-authors. During her seven years spent in raptor research, she ran the Black Harrier & Black Sparrowhawk Projects from 2000-2006 at UCT and spent two months as a Leadership Intern at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Pennsylvania USA. She then undertook a pilot study on gamebirds in Renosterveld (2007) and was contracted by CapeNature’s Stewardship Programme from 2007-2011; while initiating research on Renosterveld management from 2007-present. In 2012, she started the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust (ORCT), and was joined by Grant as Conservation Manager in 2020.
Grant has a B-Tech in Nature Conservation and has managed several projects for CapeNature and the Overstrand municipality (including having managed Fernkloof Nature Reserve for three years) and has worked overseas in the Middle East (Jordan) on community projects built on aquaponics. Odette & Grant will highlight some of the recent achievements of the Trust as they celebrate 10 years in existence this year, while also discussing the Black Harrier work that the Trust is now undertaking.
ARRANGEMENTS: DATE: Monday 23 May
TIME: 18h30 for 19h00
VENUE: Community Hall at Mollergren Park (Someone will open the gate for you)
CATERING: Kindly bring your own snacks and drinks (Remember glasses)
COSTS: We will ask for cash contributions to cover our costs for the rental of the hall and the guest speaker COVID19
PREVENTION MEASURES: We can only accommodate 40 participants – the first come, first served principle will apply
Please let us know that you will be coming RSVP: WhatsApp Anton at 082 550 3347.