- ABOUT US
- About the Breede
- Fishing and Bait
- OUR PROJECTS
- MANAGEMENT PLAN
- Draft Night Ban on the Breede River
- LBRC WATCH
The Breede River is about 257km long and has a catchment area of about 12 625km2. Runoff from the catchment is highly seasonal with high flows and floods in winter and low floes in summer. With the creation of all the dams in the catchment, the mean annual runoff has been reduced read more>
Water Quality in this context refers to the presence and concentration of minerals, toxins and microbes. Some of the indices would have a negative impact on the estuary such as chemicals read more>
There are fewer mammal projects in the area, but it seems that more and more are to be started soon. So far we have mainly been working on the marine mammals read more>
Here a lot of the data collected is part of the priority species monitoring. There are a few species specific projects we are also involved in read more>
The conservancy has a very strong interest in monitoring the fish in the system. Because the estuary is a nursery and/or shelter point to a number of fish species, this estaury is very highly utilized for recreational fishing. Being able to understand a bit more about how the fish species react to limiting conditions and the fishing industry, a number of research programmes have been developed read more>
The LBRC is not a rehabilitation centre, but does provide first aid to injured animals. Many animals get injured or ill and the LBRC is the first line of aid. Due to rough sea conditions and strong winds here, many animals become exhausted and dehydrated. These animals are usually treated for a few days and released as soon as possible. Because the towns around the area are home to many animals another big cause of injury are vehicle collisions, here we will usually try to asses the condition and treat accordingly. Animals needing more extensive long term care are usually sent to an appropriate rehabilitation centre.
To report any injured animals you can contact Marcel van Zyl on 082 825 6172 or Natalie Garlick 071 685 4844. You can also bring in injured animals to the Witsand office, but please take care when handling wild animals as they do not understand that you are trying to help, they see you as a threat and often fight back.