Kimberley's Pink Gems

Mark Andersen
Johannesburg Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 19:00

Kamfers Dam and its flamingos have been in the news during the past few years. This famous wetland has become well known all over the world, not only for the Lesser Flamingo breeding event, but also for the political storm around two major threats to this internationally important site.

Kamfers Dam is the only place in South Africa where Lesser Flamingos have ever bred, and one of only four regular breeding sites in the world.

You would have read about Kamfers Dam and its flamingos in magazines and newspapers, seen it on Carte Blanche and 50/50, and heard about it on the radio. We are providing an opportunity for you to hear the story from the proverbial horse’s mouth.

Mark Anderson will present a talk and slide show on the Kamfers Dam and its flamingos at the ESSA Club meeting at The Country Club, Johannesburg, on Tuesday 2 September at 7pm.

So come along and hear about the flamingo saga: the first Lesser Flamingo breeding event in South Africa, the sixth breeding site in the world, the suspension of three scientists, the Save the Flamingo Association’s campaign, untreated sewage water, the Northgate housing development, and more.

Venue: 

Cricket Pavilion, Johannesburg Country Club

Cost: 

Free for members, guests R30