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Southern Africa’s Rarest Endemic Raptor ~ The Black Harrier

There is something so magical about the flight of the Black Harrier (Circus maurus) as it swoops over the fynbos silently hunting. The feathers are deep black with large white panels on the under wing and white bars on the tail feathers, that occasionally catch your eye as it glides over low growing fynbos. According […]

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Dr Lorenzo Prendini visits Gondwana for scorpion sampling

Dr Lorenzo Prendini (Ph.D) from the American Museum of Natural History joined the conservation team on the 30th of June and 1st of July 2022 to collect specimens of various scorpions. Wildlife & Ecological investments joined on the 1st of July to learn more about collection methods and scorpions in our area. The Opistothalmus genus […]

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Critically Endangered Gladiolus roseovenosus

Gladiolus roseovenosusroseovenosus = red-veined, named for the markings.Common name: RuiterbospypieFamily: IridaceaeStatus: Critically EndangeredDistribution: George to Robinson pass near Ruiterbos. Description: A 30-50cm tall deciduous geophyte. Leaves 4, the short blade is 1.5-2mm wide, the margins and midrib thickened. Flowers large, white to pale pink with red feathery streaks mainly on the lower tepals. Capsule description […]

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Strategical Alien Removal Programme (SARP)

STRATEGIC ALIEN REMOVAL PROGRAM (SARP) | The GCF has proudly initiated an intensive alien vegetation removal program called SARP, in support of our focus on the restoration and protection of biodiversity in our region as well as our commitment to human welfare in our community. Our pilot program has been launched on Gondwana Game Reserve […]

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Female Cheetahs from Dinokeng introduced on Gondwana

In the early hours of Wednesday the 7th of November two beautiful female cheetahs arrived on Gondwana Game Reserve. They were relocated from Dinokeng Game Reserve with the assistance of the Metapopulation initiative. The two females are the offspring of Zee (who was known as the Gondwana Male on Dinokeng) who was part of the […]

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We would like to express our gratitude

The GCF would like to express our gratitude for your participation and support of our Rainbow Rhino challenge last month. Events were held in England, Wales, Ireland, Australia, Spain, South Africa, and Switzerland and donations were received from not only these countries but even further afield.   Total amount received by our Foundation was US$17,000 […]

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GONDWANA GAME RESERVE OVERALL CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY WINNER

Preferred Hotels & Resorts recognizes member hotels that take the meaning of genuine hospitality beyond the lobby and into their communities and the larger world by showcasing an outstanding commitment to philanthropy, sustainability, and social responsibility as part of its GIFTTS program [Great Initiatives for Today’s (Tomorrow’s) Society]. More than 80 properties submitted examples of their […]

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Gondwana Conservation Foundation (GCF) has partaken in the National Fynbos Forum

It has been an exciting year for the GCF research team with our ongoing Satyrium muticum monitoring project.  This year we were able to replicate our counting method which provided interesting insight into population size and trends.  More than 6000 plants were counted on Gondwana game reserve in 2020 easily making it the largest known […]

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