Planned and presented WRRA Talks

Note : All the Talks are held at the Wilderness Hotel usually on a Wednesday evening 18:00 for 18:30. A charge of R10 per head for WRRA members and R20 per head for non members.

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The following talks have been scheduled (dates subject to change - see poster on the website front page which is normally uploaded about 4 weeks before the talk).

16th October :  Dr Enrico Gennari on Shark Conservation

 The following is a list of talks have been presented

28 Rock Art

Hugo Leggatt, 28 August 2019

19. The Touw River Estuary

Jonathan Britton, SANPArks, 10 July 2019

 18. Holistic Farming on the Garden Route

Peter Leppan, Hoekwil Farmer, 27 February 2019

  17. Fossil trackways of the Cape South Coast

Charles Helm, Amateur Experienced Trackway Specialist, 3 October 2018

 16. Ghost Fishing

Mark Dixon, Marine Biologist/Garden Route Trails, 22 August 2018

 15. Life and Death of Stars

Case Rijsdijk, Astronomer/Physicist, 20 June 2018

 14. Antarctica Travels and Shackleton Expedition

Joan Louwrens, Medical Doctor on Board, 23 May 2018

 13. Will FOOD become as Scarce as WATER?

Kobus Pienaar, Farming for the Future, Woolworths, 27 March 2018Will

 12. An Introduction to Snakes of the Garden Route

Dale Holder, Environmental Conservationist, All-around Snake Guy, 28 November 2017

 11. Meet some favourite feathered friends: The Birds of Wilderness

Peter Ginn, Author, Photographer, 24 October 2017

 10. Charismatic marine megafauna of the Garden Route: the who's who of our watery mammals

Gwen Penry, Marine Mammal Biologist, 30 August 2017

 9. Fire Facts

Rob Erasmus, Enviro Wildfire Services, 12 July 2017

 8. Geology of Wilderness, the Garden Route and the Karoo

Paul Rixom, Geologist, 26 April 2017

 7. The Future of our Plantation Forests

Irvine Kanyemba, General Manager, MTO/George (for the southern Cape), 22 February 2017

 6. Captaining the World’s Largest Vessel

Stuart McAlister, Captain of the Maersk McKinney-Moller, 5 October 2016

 5. Conservation in a War Zone

David Bradfield, Wildlife Conservation Society, 30 June 2016

 4. Leopards: From Our Backyard to Tsitsikamma

Jeannine McManus, Landmark Foundation, 25 May 2016

 3. Wilderness History: When Wilderness Was Truly Wild

Hugo Leggatt, 16 March 2016

 2. Introduction to Nature's Genius and the Practice of Biomimicry

Sue Swain, BioWise, 3 February 2016

 1. Wilderness Section of the Garden Route National Park: Not just a pretty beach

Jonathan Britton, SANParks Section Ranger, 10 November 2015