Fernkloof Under Threat

Readers of this blog may not be aware that proposals are afoot to construct a new bypass road around Hermanus.  Those who know Hermanus, however, will realise that the only ground available for such a project lies to the north of the town and is, therefore, in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve!

The can be no doubt that the Reserve is a precious resource and must be protected at all costs.  Various endemics occur solely in the areas under consideration and I implore readers to join any proposed actions aimed at stopping this bypass.  Imagine losing some of our magnificent natural heritage, just so that a few trucks can thunder past, polluting the mountain with their exhaust fumes and noise!

In the meantime, I will continue to bring news of exciting plants and animals to your notice whenever I can.

Erica hermani – one of the threatened species

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