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New protected environment declared in South Africa

Date posted: 
Friday, July 21, 2017

The Dullstroom grasslands contain many “specials” species such as Wattled & Blue Cranes, & White-winged Flufftail.

Part of the naturally zoned area under strict control © Romy Antrobus-Ruth

A visit to Dullstroom and its surrounding grasslands is on the bucket list of many birders in South Africa and internationally. This beautiful area contains many “specials” such as Wattle CraneBlue CraneWhite-winged FlufftailYellow-breasted Pipit and many others. The presence of these iconic species is one of the reasons why BirdLife South Africa recognises this area as the Steenkampsberg Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA). Even if you are not after these iconic species, this area is unique and has an aura that makes a birding trip to Dullstroom unforgetable.

This area is also of great conservation value for many other reasons. For example, it is an important water catchment area. Read the good news here.

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