Community Gets its Hands Dirty to Restore Biodiversity

A small group of people are gathering with spades, buckets and plants at a local wetland on a sunny autumn morning in Cape Town, South Africa. They're here to help replant indigenous fynbos in an area that has suffered severe degradation over hundreds of years of exploitation and urban encroachment, writes Melissa Britz for

Princess Vlei, a wetlands in Cape Town.

Plant conservationist Alex Lansdowne explains to the volunteers how and where plants should be placed.

Social ecologist Denisha Anand works as the conservation manager for the Princess Vlei Forum.

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