Entries by Garden Route Biosphere Reserve

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Our Precious Water Sources

The Garden Route Biosphere Reserve (GRBR) has initiated a regional project focused on Strategic Water Source Areas (SWSAs) in the biosphere reserve domain. Water resource management within the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Strategic Water Source Areas is complex and requires a landscape level approach involving the collaboration of a great diversity of stakeholders from multiple sectors […]

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Chair’s Report (AGM 2020)

  Dr. Bianca Currie, Chair of the Garden Route Biosphere Reserve, prepared this report as a yearly review for the Annual General Meeting held online in December 2020. The Report has since undergone some minor modifications to reflect recent updates and news. It can also be viewed here as a pdf document. Chair’s Report Garden Route Biosphere Reserve Annual […]


Chair’s Update – November 2020

We are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty remains as to when the GRBR collaborative strategy development process can be resumed.  Despite this we have not been idle – retaining our overall vision for the process, and instead looking for ways to support our stakeholders in COVID recovery strategies in the […]

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AGM Notice 2020: Online

Notice: Annual General Meeting GRBR  4th of December 2020, 10h00 – 11h30 Dear Garden Route Biosphere Reserve stakeholders, With COVID-19 still very much with us and the need to avoid public gatherings, we are holding the forthcoming AGM online. You are cordially invited to join the Garden Route Biosphere Reserve 2020 Annual General Meeting to be held via Microsoft […]


Chair’s Message – June 2020

For this mid-year update, I was hoping to address you as our stakeholders on a more positive note. However, the COVID-19 global pandemic has indeed changed the world as we know it, turning our lifestyles upside down and disrupting our ‘normal’. The pandemic is impacting on how we work, live, and engage with one another […]

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Workshop Outcomes Report: Enviro. Education Strategic Planning

The Environmental Education Strategic Planning Workshop Report is now available for download. This report is focused on the outcomes of the first Youth Environmental Education Workshop held at the Environmental Education Centre at the Garden Route Botanical Gardens on the 26th of February 2020. These notes document the outcomes of the workshop which was primarily aimed at mapping the ‘education […]

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Workshop Outcomes Report: Town & Land Use Strategic Planning

The final report for the Strategic Planning Workshop: “Identifying and addressing drivers of urbanisation, land use and land use change and capacity building in the Garden Route Biosphere Reserve” is now available.  DOWNLOAD / VIEW HERE This report comes to you in the light of COVID-19 and as the Country remains in lockdown as a result of […]

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Strategy Planning: Water Pollution – Workshop 1

Invitation to address water quality issues in the Garden Route Biosphere Reserve Date: Tuesday 24th March 2020 Venue: Knysna Log-Inn Hotel, 16 Gray St, Knysna Central, South Africa Link to venue: https://goo.gl/maps/gs7x3REvce29wWdr5  Workshop Overview The Garden Route Biosphere Reserve (GRBR) is undergoing a collaborative strategy development process, and as part of this process interested individuals […]