The Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust (ORCT) is looking for an Ecologist/Extension Officer for a three-year, full-time contract, with the option to renew subject to funding availability.
The Cape Agulhas Municipality has committed to protect a total of 80 hectares of Critically Endangered lowland Renosterveld and Fynbos forever. The municipality signed a Conservation Easement with the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust (ORCT) on Tuesday, 3 December 2019. The signing took place in Bredasdorp.
Our Haarwegskloof Renosterveld Reserve has allowed us NOT ONLY to protect Renosterveld. It has also become home to the only Renosterveld Research Centre in the world. Already more than 12 post-graduate students have used and benefited from this centre, converted following a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2014.
While Cape Town may have received a significant amount of its much-needed rains this winter, the Overberg has not fared so well. After a beautiful start to the rainy season (when we all dared to hope that the drought was at last breaking), the Overberg has been deprived of much of the rain that many Capetonians had assumed had made it further up the south coast through July and August.