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Fabulous February with the first general meeting of 2020

THURSDAY, 13 FEBUARY AT 2.00 PM

Venue : LAPA at N. G.  KERK, VAALWATER
From Modimolle at the 4-way stop in Vaalwater turn right towards Melkrivier, turn left at 3rd street, go one block and church is on the right corner
 

WNC Members: Free.  Guests: R75.  Students: R20

PROGRAMME

**DRINKS & TEA/COFFEE available THROUGHOUT the meeting** 

Please note there is a change of one speaker from the previous reminder of the meeting you received

  1. WELCOME
  1. GUEST SPEAKER             

MICHELLE THOMPSON

Michelle is Media and Communications Coordinator at Welgevonden Game Reserve and comes from a very strong, diverse background in scientific research. She studied Zoology at the University of Pretoria and completed her masters there, followed by a PhD in avian physiology.

The intriguing subject presentation is about using bird behaviour to assess species relative vulnerability to climate warming: the journey of the HD50 concept.

The title of Michelle’s talk is:

“Hot Birds Research Project

  1. GUEST SPEAKER             

LESIBA MASIBA

Lesiba, in his Waterberg Biosphere Chairman capacity, will tell us about the Biosphere’s proposal to USAID requesting support in conducting a WBR strategic environmental support assessment to obtain evidence/scientific based data to assist with reviewing WBR zonations and boundaries. Good news is this proposal has been approved.  Let’s hear Lesiba give us all the positive aspects of this project.

“WBR Extending Its Boundaries To Include Key Biodiversity Areas like Nylsvlei”

REFRESHMENT BREAK (approx. 3.00pm)

  1. GUEST SPEAKER             

JESSICA BABICH

Surely known to all of us, Jess, who is also on the WNC Executive Committee, will be prettily wearing her Save The Waterberg Rhino hat today to give us a fascinating and informative talk on STWR’s recent trip to Kenya for the Tusk Conservation Symposium which had an attendance of representatives from 45 Tusk supported projects across 16 African countries. An indelible memory from the Symposium were the images of the last 2 remaining northern white rhinos. The four day event’s significant impact is its positive relationships and collaborative ventures.

Jessica’s presentation:

“A Broad Overview And Highlights Of The Tusk Symposium 2019”

  1. The speakers finish approximately at 4.00pm then we go into networking and socialising time – a braai, a beer, glass of wine, cool drink …..a perfect ending to a great afternoon and a perfect upswing mood for those wishing to celebrate Valentine’s Day the next day!

This is a such a really good opportunity time to mix with fellow Waterbergers and chat to the speakers. We hope to see LOTS of you and that many will be able to stay a-while.

Date

Feb 13 2020

Time

14:00

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 13 2020
  • Time: 07:00

Location

NG Kerk Lapa

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