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DFA approval granted - May 2008

At the Mpumalanga Land Development Tribunal held at the Stone Cutters lodge near Dullstroom on the 8 & 9th May 2008, provisional approval was granted for the development of The Buffelskloof Eco-Reserve. We were requested to move 6 stands out of the wetland on the Southern part of the LDA as well as 3 stands which look down onto the road in the Beetgeskraal valley. We were happy to do this as it not only makes for better neighbour relations  but will ensure that the stream stays in the pristine condition that it is currently in. Subsequently on the 11th November 2008 final approval was granted by Tribunal. This signifies a major milestone and the culmination of 28 months of work.

The Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture and Land Administration (MDALA) granted authorisation (a positive Record of Decision) for the development on the 21st January 2009.  

Say one of the neighbours': "having the Eco-reserve registered as a nature conservation area by law changes a lot of attitudes down here and we are keen to work with Buffelskloof Eco-Reserve towards developing a greater conservancy in the area.

DFA goedkeuring

Celebrating the DFA approval on the 9th May 2008 are from left to right: Paul Malan, Hendri Pretorius, Charles Schuman, Leon Lourens and Philip Hauman

Bird Sightings

9 May 2008:

Eupodotis melanogaster:  Afr: Langbeenkorhaan; Eng: Blackbellied Korhaan. Seen on the top grassland by the larger of the 3 dams by Lambert vd Nest and others.

Let us know what, when and where you see rare birds which we can list here.