– KIRSTENBOSCH BRANCH –
There are a number of things you can do to get involved in our conservation activities. As a BotSoc Kirstenbosch Branch member you can:
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
Join our invasive alien clearing ‘hack‘s around Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. More here:
Join the Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers (CREW) – a network of citizen scientists supported by BotSoc who collect data on plant species of conservation concern to develop plans to protect them. You can join these CREW outings, to help find, identify and collect information on these species.
Help us plan and implement our branch fundraising programmes to support our conservation work.
Donate to the BotSoc Kirstenbosch Branch, to help us continue to run our conservation and environmental education programmes.
Participate in a BioBlitz. A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. At a BioBlitz, scientists, families, students, teachers and other community members work together to get a snapshot of an area’s biodiversity. Watch our website and social media for details of upcoming Bioblitzes.
OTHer ways you can
Support local initiatives
Support local initiatives like coastal clean-ups, biodiversity citizen science projects, alien plant clearing, and more.
Report sightings of invasive species
Cape Town’s Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) Programme has identified 25 Target Plant Species of the 383 plants listed in South Africa’s invasive species legislation and encourages Capetonians to report the location of any on the list.
Get to know South Africa’s flora through Plant of the Week articles on PlantZAfrica. The site contains basic information on the vegetation of South Africa and related topics. Two new Plant of the Week articles are added every week by the horticultural and scientific staff of SANBI (South African National Biodiversity Institute) to provide easy access to popular information about southern African plant species.
Contribute to science
One of the world’s most popular nature apps, iNaturalist helps people identify the plants and animals around them by connecting with a community of over a million scientists and naturalists. By recording and sharing their observations, participants create research-quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature. Sign up today!
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Find out more about our fundraising activities. Or donate to our conservation work.