Bisley Valley, Ferncliffe to benefit from nature reserve proclamation

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Giraffes roam around in the Bisley Nature Reserve.
Giraffes roam around in the Bisley Nature Reserve.
Moeketsi Mamane

Msunduzi has given its endorsement to the proposal to proclaim the Bisley Valley and Ferncliffe conservation areas as nature reserves.

The move is hoped to help the City attract the funding from the Department of Environmental Affairs to upgrade these nature reserves upon the finalisation of the proclamation.

According to a report presented by the general manager for community services, Mbongeni Mathe, Bisley is home to a number of protected and vulnerable species, including birds, reptiles and game. He said Ferncliffe was previously identified and gazetted by the minister of environmental affairs as a “critically endangered ecosystem”, thus it was worthy of protection.

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