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BLOG March 4, 2010

African Conservation Experience sponsor local children to learn about marine life

 

Inspiring local children to appreciate nature and a hope and dream to conserve their natural heritage is paramount to the success of any conservation project locally.

ACE has recently funded local Casablanca schoolchildren in Cape Town to visit the Two Oceans Aquarium in partnership with Harmony Flats Nature Reserve, with whom ACE work closely to provide funding for their working group. ACE recently provided funding for the group’s uniforms to give a sense of pride in their volunteering work; restoring the biodiveristy of the land and protecting the reserve from development.

Sabelo Lindani, Manager of Harmony Flats Nature Reserve contributed “The kids have certainly enjoyed the trip. Without you this program wouldn’t have materialised, I therefore thank you.”

Harmony Flats Nature Reserve, situated on the Cape Flats between Strand and Gordon’s Bay, is a reserve rich in flora and fauna species. With critically endangered plant species and endemic reptiles such as the Padloper tortoise, the area requires conservation support to maintain it. It is also of educational importance locally, providing environmental education to locals via plant monitoring and walking trails – projects which ACE are proud to support.

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