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10 YEARS OF BARTON VINEYARDS’ SUPPORT

10 YEARS OF BARTON VINEYARDS’ SUPPORT

Barton Vineyards has become one of the Overberg Crane Group’s most loyal supporters. For 10 years, Barton has contributed a percentage of its wine sales to the OCG, raising around R50,000 in the process.

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NEW PARTNERSHIP PROTECTS OVERBERG’S BIRDS

NEW PARTNERSHIP PROTECTS OVERBERG’S BIRDS

The Overberg Crane Group (OCG) has partnered with the Overberg Lowlands Conservation Trust (OLCT). The two organisations will together protect threatened big birds that live in the Overberg, and the habitat on …

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BLUE CRANES FITTED WITH TRACKING DEVICES

BLUE CRANES FITTED WITH TRACKING DEVICES

Select Blue Cranes in the Overberg are being fitted with solar-powered satellite tracking devices, in a project that aims to better understand crane movements and potential threats to Blue Cranes. The new project is run by …

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THE CRANE QUILT THAT HAS MADE A DIFFERENCE

THE CRANE QUILT THAT HAS MADE A DIFFERENCE

The Riviersonderend Quilting Guild has raised more than R11,000 for the Overberg Crane Group (OCG). The Guild quilted a beautiful crane quilt – the prize in a raffle that was held over the past year. In a ceremony held …

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CRANE SPOTTING – A FIRST IN EIGHT YEARS

CRANE SPOTTING – A FIRST IN EIGHT YEARS

A few weeks ago I spent a day in the Nuwejaars Wetland Special Management Area (SMA) on the Agulhas Plain. Driven by the farmers in the area, this incredible initiative has led to the protection of vast tracts of wetlands and natural …

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CRANE CONSERVATION SHOWCASED AT COUNTRY FAIR

CRANE CONSERVATION SHOWCASED AT COUNTRY FAIR

The Overberg Crane Group showcased Blue Crane conservation at the Caledon Country Fair on 6 and 7 September 2013. The OCG representative, Gretha Louw, manned our stand at the Fair, educating young and old alike on the …

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INTERNATIONAL CRANE FOUNDATION VISITS

INTERNATIONAL CRANE FOUNDATION VISITS

The Overberg area is full of many wonders. It is dominated by agricultural land, from orchards to vineyards, to grain. And this creates an artistic assortment of the landscape …

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SOMERSET WEST MOTOR CLUB DONATES

SOMERSET WEST MOTOR CLUB DONATES

The Overberg Crane Group (OCG) wishes to thank the Somerset West Motor Club for its kind donation. The donation followed the completion of the Blue Crane Rally, at the Caledon Casino, just outside Caledon …

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