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Sodic soils are widespread in South Africa reflecting the predominance of sodium chloride in groundwaters and soil solutions.
Out and about on Op-Goedehoop, you will notice some work been done by the conservation team on the sodic site off leopards rock road.
Ingwelala: 23rd July 2013
It was the young men’s last evening and they decided that they wanted to go to Timbavati Crossing for sundowners as Rob had just received the news that he had passed his final CFA examinations. We were in the river bed quietly celebrating with a bottle of bubbly when we heard the distant alarm call of a bushbuck upstream towards the broken Wilkens dam wall. This was immediately answered by two wood sawing territorial calls of a leopard in the same direction.
Due to all the rain and the rivers flowing strongly, as they should in an open system, I have had the opportunity of spending more time in the field during the reporting period.
On behalf of the Ingwelala Board and Staff, happy New Year to all Members and their families. May 2013 be a fantastic year for each of you, accompanied by good health.
Reflecting back on 2012 is a year that is unlikely to be forgotten, in an Ingwelala perspective.
Planned burning took place mostly on Sibon and smaller sections on Buffelsbed and Goedehoop. A total area of approximately 325 hectares was burned.
MTPA authorised the euthanasia of this injured adult female leopard found in camp. It suffered serious head/brain and body injuries and was in an emaciated condition, its condition terminal.
MTPA authorised and instructed the euthanasia of an aged adult lioness, carrying a recurring belly injury and in an emaciated condition, judged to pose a serious threat to human life.
At the time of writing this report, 2012 is already upon us. On behalf of all the staff we wish you a successful and prosperous year supported by good health.
Reflecting back on 2011 is in many ways an unsteady blur for me. I am unable to state with any accuracy where the time went. The Project 80:80 was very time consuming and demanding. I learned a great deal about building from scratch.