TOP AWARDS FOR PRIVATE
CONSERVATION IN GAUTENG
Wetland Award 2008
Best wetland Rehabilitation in a Gauteng Conservancy
Trophy donated by Hilton Butler
GOLD: ELANDSVLEI CONSERVANCY
Elandsvlei Conservancy has been very creative in engaging conservancy members and the surrounding communities in the conservancy and have carried out a number of projects adding value to the conservancy as a whole. Their ongoing commitment and dedication to conserving their wetlands is evident!
Silver: Henley Conservancy
Henley Conservancy has been very creative in engaging conservancy members and has carried out a number of projects adding value to the conservancy and the river. They display dedication and an ongoing commitment to conserve their river!
Bronze: Cloverdene Conservancy
The conservancy is putting huge efforts into upgrading their conservancy and improving the quality of the wetlands as well as additional projects specifically targeting the protection of bullfrogs. They are also involved in educational projects
Biodiversity Award 2008
Best Biodiversity practice in a Gauteng Conservancy
Trophy Sponsored by the Endangered Wildlife Trust EWT
Gold: Cullinan Conservancy
Cullinan Conservancy is doing a great job of addressing Biodiversity within their conservancy. They cover biophysical, social/cultural and economic enhancement of their immediate area, by trying to sustain the balance, in addressing larger pressures rather than focussing on one species.
Silver: Peglerae conservancy
A very close second place to Cullinan Conservancy very commendable projects especially the protection of the peglerae and forward-thinking initiatives to protect and enhance this endangered specie.
Bronze: Smuts Farm Conservancy
Smuts Farm Conservancy is doing great work in a very urban environment. There is a cross-cutting theme of biodiversity protection of a sensitive and hugely threatened ecosystem and various specific species known to this type of system.
Meerkat Award 2008
Best General practice in a Gauteng Conservancy
Gold: Hartebeestfontein CONSERVANCY
We liked the very hands-on approach. A great variety of projects involving the community as well as some projects aimed at children. We especially liked the Noise /Air and light pollution awareness
Silver: Klipriversuikerboshrand conservancy
This is a community driven conservancy which has established itself as an important player in their local Idp they are involved in many project including river cleanups The conservancy has bought a land rover for use by conservancy members to patrol the river and biodiversity hot spotsBronze Seringveld conservancy
Good use of the press to create awareness of the negative impact sand mining has on the environment.
Circulate a brilliant newsletter to members and other organisations (Die Swempie)
Special Commendations 2008
Display excellent interaction with post graduate students who are conducting valuable research on various plant species within the conservancy. Have an excellent understanding of invader plants that are found in their conservancy.