Whale Coast Conservation (WCC) presents a Zoom Webinar on Wednesday 15 July at 18:00, explaining its concerns about the Hermanus Bypass through Fernkloof Nature Reserve. 

“We object to the bypass on principle. The principle of protected areas is under attack at a time when we need unspoilt wild places more than ever,” says Anina Lee of WCC.  

“Fernkloof is a tiny nature reserve, but it’s ours and it’s very special. It is a highly biodiverse part of our Cape Floral Kingdom – and it’s part of our town. This road threatens to separate the people of Hermanus from their beloved reserve and make it even smaller.

“Fernkloof and its biodiversity must be protected from any actions that do not promote the purpose for which it was proclaimed, namely the protection of the fynbos within it. We are opposed to using this precious reserve as just so much vacant land to build a road that well over 75% of previous respondents don’t want.

“It is essential that we, the public, should make our voices heard – again. The WCC webinar on Wednesday 15 July aims to keep the public abreast of the main issues and to make it easy for everyone to get involved. We have a limited time – until the end of August – to make our final comments and to save our reserve. 

Please join us on Wednesday 15 July at 18:00 by registering at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HowKitSRSqCklF_wwLUEoA

If you have any pressing questions you would like the panel to address during their discussion of the Bypass proposal, please email them to anina.wcc@gmail.com.

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