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Waleaf Advancing in Fight for Wildlife Corridors

WALEAF Wildlife Corridor George Herald

“Wildlife corridors in the Wilderness area are under immense pressure and are being gradually destroyed as a result of development and alien invasive vegetation, but ongoing efforts of the Touw River Conservancy (TRC) and Wilderness and Lakes Environmental Action Forum (Waleaf) to turn the tide around are bearing fruit.

For one, a new by-law was passed by George Municipality in 2023 to limit the fencing of properties in the rural landscape in order to reduce the blocking of corridors and restriction of wildlife movement.

This by-law was a direct result of Waleaf continually lobbying the municipality.

Speaking at a meeting hosted by SaveWild last week, Waleaf chairperson Melissa Dalton said the by-law determines that a property owner may not fence the entire perimeter of their property, only around the development footprint.”

Click here to read the full article in the George Herald.