Flower Valley

© Flower Valley Conservation Trust At and around the southern tip of Africa, we're surrounded by a magical and intricate natural world. The Cape Floral Kingdom, and in particular Fynbos, abounds here. But the threats to this environment are numerous, and complex.

Flower Valley Conservation Trust, non-profit organisation that works to protect this Fynbos world, interview experts, researchers, conservationists and community members on their work in or lives lived in the Cape Floral Kingdom.

You’ll learn interesting facts about Fynbos specifically, and on broader nature-based themes. And hear about fascinating journeys – all in the name of conservation linked to our wondrous Fynbos world.

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27
NOV
2019

Ep17 Fynbos Flower Pickers - Keisha Afrikaner

Life as a Fynbos Flower Picker - Keisha Afrikaner

Fynbos harvesters are creating ways to work in harmony with nature. Young harvester, Keisha Afrikaner, tells us more about their unique training, challenges and the legacy they're building for future generations.

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31
OCT
2019

Ep13 Blue Cranes - Christie Craig

In this podcast we talk to Christie Craig about Blue Cranes, specifically Blue Cranes in the Overberg. Christie works for the Endangered Wildlife Trust and is a PhD candidate and field officer, she is busy looking at how viable the Blue Crane population of the Western Cape is.

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24
OCT
2019

Ep12 Fynbos Foods - Sebastian Adderley

Sebastian started his botanical journey with food, learning from Kobus van der Merwe in Paternoster while interning at his restuarant, Oep ve Koep.

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17
OCT
2019

Ep11 Groundwater - Dr Jaco Nel

In this podcast we speak to Dr Jaco Nel, he is a groundwater expert with the Institute for Water Studies at the University of the Western Cape. They are currently busy with a multi-disciplinary research in the Agulhas region. Dr Nel is specifically focusing on the groundwater component of that research.

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10
OCT
2019

Ep10 Fire Prevention - Louise Wessels

The 2019 International Fire Prevention week is celebrated between the 6 - 12 October with 9 October being singled out as International Fire Prevention Day. The 2019/2020 fire season is on us and with this in mind, we speak to Louise Wessels, Manager of the Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association, or as they refer to themselves .... the go-FPA, on fire prevention. The goFPA is a registered fire protection association for the whole of the Overberg.

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03
OCT
2019

EP9 Brazil vs Fynbos Part1 - Bionerds

The Bionerds team, Keir and Alouise Lynch, are off to Brazil for two weeks. They share what they expect to see in the Brazilian forests and how that relates to fynbos and SA on a whole.
#Bionerds #Brazil2019 #EcoExploration #Fynbos #LivingLandscapes #travel

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19
SEP
2019

Ep8 Photographing rare, endemic and threatened species - Bionerds

For 15 years Keir and Alouise Lynch have been chasing South Africa's Biodiversity. Along with their youngster, Cian, they can usually be found on their bellies in the dirt photographing something rare, endemic and threatened. Bionerds was born out of a desire to share a wealth of photographs and knowledge for educational and research purposes. Keir & Alouise tell us more about what Bionerds is all about.
#Bionerds
#EcoExploration
#LivingLandscapes

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12
SEP
2019

Ep7 Fire Fighting in Fynbos - Reinard Geldenhuys

How does one fight fire in Fynbos? The Cape Floral Kingdom, and especially Fynbos in the Overberg, has experienced extreme wildfires in recent times. Blame it on climate change and a range of other factors, says Reinard Geldenhuys, Fire And Disaster Manager at the Overberg District Municipality. Here he gives Sharon Brink insight on fire and Fynbos from a firefighter's perspective. The interview was done live at the 41st Fynbos Forum in Baardskeerdersbos in the Overberg.

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