Since its establishment in 1989, the Waterberg Nature Conservancy has evolved into an important voluntary organisation in the Waterberg, advocating nature conservation and environmental protection, all the while educating its members and the community.
Conservation efforts protect not only the charismatic creatures the Waterberg is renowned for, but also precious ecosystems and vegetation types endemic to the region.
The vast basin plateau is dissected by numerous rivers, principally the Mokolo which rises in the southern hills and the Palala (Lephalala) which rises in the south-east.
The Waterberg is home to hundreds of bird species, of which 21 are threatened. The large rivers, streams and wetlands, cliffs and mountainous areas are important habitats for many game species.
Welcome to the new website for the Waterberg Nature Conservancy.
We hope that you will find all you need here - as a visitor or as a member.
The Waterberg Nature Conservancy (WNC) was established in 1989 as a voluntary organisation primarily seeking
Recent meetings have covered conservation and environmental topics such as - the ground hornbill conservation; elephant herd size management; fish in Limpopo Province, particularly the Mokolo and Phalala Rivers; the invasive pom-pom weed; groundwater; a screening of “An Inconvenient Truth”, and “The African Bushveld, A Field Guide from the Waterberg”.
A South African butterfly species that lepidopterists feared had gone extinct more than a decade ago has been rediscovered after a search on Google Earth revealed a habitat much like the insect’s former home. That tip refocused a stalled search for the lost species that had not been seen since the mid-1990s.
In order to monitor and assess population trends in raptors, Joseph Heymans, LEDET Biodiversity Officer based in Modimolle, is compiling a database of raptor nesting sites in the Waterberg.