A public consultation notification about manganese and iron ore mining prospects in the Cederberg (in the Twee River and Leeu River confluence area to be specific) is doing its rounds at the moment. A company called 'Orren Capital (PTY) Ltd' is planning to prospect for these mining activities in an area with scarce indigenous species, [...]
What if we can have the best of both worlds – brilliant trout fishing in the mountains of the Western Cape AND new (yet ancient) fisheries for large indigenous species that readily take a fly? If game-changing conservation biologist Dr Jeremy Shelton’s vision for the future is accurate, that will be the reality if stakeholders [...]
Scientists have been looking out for spawning sandfish in the last couple of years to document this sporadic and seemingly rare occurrence. Last year it happened and a sandfish spawning run was filmed for the 1st time in history! Over to the filming team, Dr. Jeremy Shelton and Dr. Otto Whitehead: "The Doring is South [...]
New heights were reached by the people involved in the Saving Sandfish fish rescue this year! After witnessing a very successful sandfish spawning migration, scientists and conservationists returned to the Biedouw valley for a fish rescue at the end of October. Thousands of baby sandfish were carefully netted and stocked into the Enjo Nature Farm [...]
This series of Saving Sandfish films portray the exciting search for spawning Clanwilliam sandfish and saving their young from alien fish predation in the Biedouw River.