RAMSAR certificate for the False Bay Nature Reserve.
This is a working partnership with the City of Cape Town and Cape Bird Club.
by Gavin Lawson.
On World Wetlands Day, 02 February 2015 there was celebration with the handing over of the certification of the False Bay Nature Reserve, it becoming the 22nd RAMSAR site in South Arfica.
Also see the Constantia Bulletin article by Karen Watkins. Page 1. and Page 2.
The morning started off with Peter Willis introducing the celebration in the large tent of the Zeekoevlei Eastern Shore.
After the speeches the certificate was handed over to the City of Cape Town by the National Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs.
Lunch was served for all those formally invited to attend the function.
The Steering Committee of the False Bay Ecology Park had a celebratory lunch in the False Bay Nature Reserve headquarters hall across the vlei.
Thank you to everyone who worked hard lobbying, submitting documentation and those with the foresight to start collecting bird data many years ago and continuing to do so.