Entries by Garden Route Biosphere Reserve

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Annual Reporting 2021

Our AGM was held online 1st December during which the current GRBR Chair – Prof. Robert Fincham – and the GRBR Chief Executive  – Dr. Bianca Currie – presented their annual statements and annual reports respectively. These can downloaded here and read at your leisure: Chairperson’s Statement AGM 2021 Chief Executive’s Annual Report 2021 We […]

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Report: SWSAs Network Engagement

The GRBR established a Strategic Water Source Areas (SWSAs) Network and hosted the first social learning network engagement on the 15th of September 2021 to introduce the project and to bring together the diversity of stakeholders in the GRBR to learn from one another through conversations around water, the economy, risk and human wellbeing. This report […]

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AGM Notice: 2021

Dear Garden Route Biosphere Reserve Stakeholders,  You are kindly invited to join the Garden Route Biosphere Reserve 2021 Annual General Meeting to be held online via Microsoft Teams.  Date: Wednesday, 1st of December 2021  Time: 11h00 – 12h30  RSVP: Ms. Luzanne Visagie at admin@gardenroutebiosphere.org.za before 29 November to receive a link to join the meeting.  […]

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Invitation: SWSAs Network Engagement

Save the Date: 15 September, 2021 Dear valued stakeholder, Water is linked to nearly all aspects of our economy, human health and well-being, and is tied to nearly every Sustainable Development Goal we seek to achieve. Water is related to much of what we all do in the Garden Route Biosphere Reserve and therefore requires […]

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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 […]