Quests

Have you got any quests for the CNC 2023? Either specific to your area, or a challenge!
Tell us about them below.

Publicado el abril 19, 2023 07:16 TARDE por tonyrebelo tonyrebelo

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Quest 1: Garden Route -
In June 2015 @nicky recorded (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11014834) Hakea sericea between the Swartberg Pass and Meiringspoort near the Rust en Vrede Waterfall. It remains our only record of this invader between the two passes to date, and the only record on the Groot Swartberg east of Seweweekspoort.
Nicky cannot remember how many plants there were, or if she pulled it out or not.

So: the quest!

Is it still there? How many are there? Are the numbers if present low enough to send a team in and eliminate it, or is it too late?

Publicado por tonyrebelo hace 11 meses

Quest 2. GREW Target Species

This year, CREW (Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers) turns 20 years old. With 20 years of data, it is now possible to identify threatened species that require special intervention. Some 263 species are identified as highest priority, but our botanical gardens do not have the capacity to aid in the recovery of all these species. Think of Erica verticillata, where the recovery process has spanned since the 1980s up until now – and still requires another burn on sites like Rondevlei, and two burns on Kenilworth Racecourse and Tokai, before it can be uplisted from “Extinct in the Wild” to “Critically Endangered”: nearly 45 plus years of work! At the latest online quarterly CREW workshop, the GREW (Growers of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers) model was presented, whereby private growers and specialists are called upon to aid in species recovery of our threatened species.
But we still need more data. We have identified GREW priority species suitable for targeting during the City Nature Challenge from 28th April to 1st May.

These are the ones that occur in your region. When uploading observations of these species, it is imperative to add them to the Redlist (s Afr) Project and fill in all the relevant information on populations and threats.

Please help us save these species. And enjoy the quest of finding and documenting them!

GREW Target Species – City Nature Challenge 2023 for YOUR CITY.

Go to your City's Journal page to see the GREW priority species for your city. These are those for the CNC: please try and find them.

Publicado por tonyrebelo hace 10 meses

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