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47th Annual GSSA Congress: Advancing Rangeland Ecology and Pasture Management in Africa

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The Annual Congress was hosted by the Western Cape Province at the Athene Conference Centre in Club Mykonos, Langebaan. The final programme of abstracts is now available to download.

The Annual Congress was hosted by the Western Cape Province at Club Mykonos in Langebaan. The Greek-themed resort is on the shores of the Langebaan Lagoon about 120kms north of Cape Town. The town of Langebaan was originally a whaling station but has been transformed into a idyllic seaside destination for holidaymakers. The Lagoon is part of the Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve, is a RAMSAR site, temporary home to migratory birds from as far afield as Russia and nursery to a population of Southern Right whales. The Society had a successful Congress where everyone could stay together for easy networking and experience the magic of the West Coast!

List of Delegates

Scientific Programme

The Final Programme of Abstracts is now available to download.

Tuesday 17 July 2012

Special Sessions:
Research Proposal Poster Session

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Special Session:
Mid-Congress Tours:
  • Combination Tour - Vula Environmental Services: A Scientific Approach to Environmental Rehabilitation at the West Coast Fossil Park: When the West Coast was WILD!
  • !Khwa ttu: A Celebration of the San Culture, Present and Past
  • Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve: Focus on Langebaan RAMSAR Site and Educating Future Generations
  • Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve: A Novel Approach to Alien Control

Thursday 19 July 2012

Special Sessions:
  • Soil Quality for Sustainable Pasture Production

Friday 20 July 2012

Post-Congress Tours:
  • were unfortunately cancelled due to bad weather
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Congress 47 Vital Statistics

202 delegates representing

7 countries (South Africa, Australia, Benin, Japan, Kenya, Namibia, USA)

12 invited speakers

63 platform presentations

32 poster presentations

20 research proposal posters

138 attending 4 mid-Congress tours

31 attending 1 post-Congress tours

attending the Best Farmer SA Course

Photos of Congress 47

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