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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05
SEP
2019

Ep6 Heuningnes Redfin Fish - Keir Lynch

So little is actually known about our #Fynbos fish - those tiny, indigenous fish species that live in our perennial and non-perennial rivers in the Fynbos landscapes. Here's what we're learning, says Keir Lynch of the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust: The species have lived here for thousands of years, and their is more diversity than we had ever believed.

So much so that Keir made a REMARKABLE discovery in the Hansies River recently. This launched an exciting journey into the waters of the Overberg.

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25
AUG
2019

Ep5 Garden Route Botanical Society - Jo-Anne King

There’s nothing old-fashioned about THIS Botanical Society branch. Jo-Anne King, Chair of the Garden Route Botanical Society, chats to Sharon Brink in this episode of the Flower Valley Podcast.

They chat about how to get youngsters involved in Fynbos conservation – using technology (and tattoos); about the beautiful landscapes they operate in, and about some of the threats facing the Garden Route’s natural landscapes.

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22
AUG
2019

Ep4 Fynbos Foods - Loubie Rusch

The Cape Floral Kingdom is abundant with edibles. But people are not using this resource anymore, as they used to in the past, as a food source. Loubie Rusch is an expert on cooking with #Fynbos ingredients, and their nutritional value.

Here she chats to Esna Swart on how to make use of fast-growing plants from the CFR (but warns to leave the bulbs), promoting cultivating wild foods on local community and urban farms. Her aim is for traditionally foraged wild foods to become resilient contributors to the Western Cape local economy.

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09
AUG
2019

Ep3 Diversity, evolution, paleo-ecology and conservation science - Richard Cowling

Today's guest is the globally renowned vegetation ecologist and conservation scientist, Professor Richard Cowling. With a career spanning 35 years as a professional botanist, Prof Cowling has undertaken ground-breaking research in various Fynbos-related fields, including plant diversity and evolution, paleo-ecology and conservation science.

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09
AUG
2019

Ep2 CREW Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers - Ismail Ebrahim

There are few Fynbos conservationists with as much knowledge about our special floral kingdom as Ismail Ebrahim. Ismail, a well-known name in the Fynbos world, is Node Manager of the Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers (CREW) of the Cape Floristic Region. We speak to Ismail on all things Fynbos.

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07
AUG
2019

Ep1 2019 Fynbos Forum - Rupert Koopman

Rupert Koopman talks to Sharon Brink at the 41st Fynbos Forum in Baardskeerdersbos, Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa.
Rupert discuss the importance of the Fynbos Forum and the role the forum plays in the Conservation environment.

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