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VBR Membership and Annual General Meeting on 14th March 2018

The VBR is inviting all interested stakeholders to formalise their membership and attend an Annual General Meeting on the 15th of March in Thohoyandou. Time is 11.00 a.m. and venue is the Thulamela sports hall. Membership allows you to have a voice in the VBR, voting rights at meetings of the membership and opportunities to […] continue reading

Agenda for the Annual General Meeting 14th March 2018

The VBR is inviting all interested stakeholders to formalise their membership and attend an Annual General Meeting on the 15th of March in Thohoyandou. Starting time is 11.00 a.m. and venue is the Thulamela sports hall near to the main roundabout and library. The agenda for the meeting can be downloaded here: Agenda_VBR_AGM_2018 Hope to […] continue reading

Baobab Blitz 18 & 19 November 2016

Do you know what pollinates baobab flowers?  Bet you thought it was bats, but scientists have never seen bats visiting baobab flowers in Southern Africa.  We have a theory that both hawk moths and bats play a role in pollination.  But we need to find out if this is true. Scientists from the University of […] continue reading

VBR supports Mashau Bodwe project

The VBR is supporting the Light of Mercy Community Centre in Bodwe The multipurpose centre is a hub for community caregivers and activities include provision of meals to school children, especially orphaned and vulnerable children, and support to people living with HIV/AIDs. Also running a permaculture food garden which offers a model of sustainable community […] continue reading

Latest newsletter of the Greater Mapungubwe Network

Highly informative newsletter with an article on the VBR and various research being undertaken in the greater Mapungubwe region. Download the pdf: Greater Mapungubwe Network newsletter – June 2014 compressed continue reading

Mining applications a serious concern for the newly established VBR

Over the last few years interest in the Limpopo Valley coalfields by mining companies has increased substantially and the magnitude of the impact of the proposed developments and their associated infrastructure make them a significant issue for the new Biosphere Reserve at the reserve, national and international levels. The proximity of some of the developments […] continue reading

VBR Biodiversity workshop held at the University of Venda

The objective of this workshop, held at the University of Venda  (UNIVEN) in late 2011, was to determine biodiversity hotspots in the VBR based on species richness and occurrence of rare and endangered species. It also served to collate existing information on ecosystems and the drivers of biodiversity loss.  Species richness and rarity information are […] continue reading