What Do We Do

Whale Coast Conservation’s slogan says that we care for your environment. We care deeply for our environment – but we all depend on that environment for our prosperity and wellbeing. How does WCC care for our environment? It ensures public representation in public participation processes that contribute to environmental and developmental policies and legislation; it monitors regional development; and ensures …

Cooperate to Conserve

“The Hermanus economy is in fact the environment as it’s based on tourism that relies on the splendour of our beaches, estuaries, mountains, nature reserves, hiking trails and botanical uniqueness”, said Sheraine van Wyk, WCC Eco-Learning Manager. She was speaking at the Hermanus Connect meeting on Tuesday 13 October in the Municipal Auditorium. Hermanus Connect is a newly-formed group of …

WCC and Friends Celebrate Arbor Week in the Overstrand

Arbor Day in Gansbaai Whale Coast Conservation celebrated the first of its Arbor Week tree planting events in Gansbaai.  Arbor Day 2015 was graciously hosted by Gansbaai Academia. Headmaster Mr Tommy Wilson, members of staff and learners participated enthusiastically in the planting of indigenous trees – a yellowwood, tree fuchsia and white stinkwood. Councillor for Gansbaai Riana de Coning (fourth …

Jungle Jive

Jungle Theatre Company touring the Overstrand Whale Coast Conservation (WCC) has hosted the Jungle Theatre Company for three days, the 13th to the 15th of February. The theatre company performed a play called Jungle Jive at all the eco-schools; in Zwelihle: Zwelihle Primary; Lukhanyo Primary; Qhayiya Secondary and Mount Pleasant Primary. Shows were also performed at Hermanus Christian Academy for …

Eco-Community

Overview WCC started with the iKamva Lethu Zwelihle project in 2010 and since planted over three thousand trees in Zwelihle, Mount Pleasant and Hawston communities. With the help of various sponsors and partners we continue with this every year. Included in the beneficiaries are our schools and pre-schools in the Overstrand. With the tree distribution and planting staff always make …