New fynbos lily discovered on the southern tip of Africa

A new fynbos species has been discovered in the Western Cape. The Cyrtanthus novus-annus was discovered in the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area (NWSMA), a conservation area covering 47 000 hectares near Agulhas National Park. The region is home to a range of Critically Endangered vegetation and wetlands.
Posted by [Anita Froneman] in Getaway ( on 1 June 2022

Following up on this is a Good News story about the Nuwejaars Wetlands
A group of worried landowners and Agulhas Plain residents in South Africa saw how these wetlands started disappearing. And how nature and people suffered.

And so we formed the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area.

Today we have 25 landowners, and the town of Elim, working together over 46,000 hectares in the Plain, to protect our water systems, and the biodiversity-rich landscapes all around them. The Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area (or SMA) is a new way of protecting nature and all its complex ecosystems on private land in the Overberg municipal region.

A good news story; thanks.