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Vesuvius Olifantsfontein regenerating industrial land to promote biodiversity


The team at Vesuvius Olifantsfontein in South Africa have been taking part in a long-term project to attract bird and insect life to the area by regenerating unused industrial land on site.

Since 2016, they have operated a greening project, planting native trees and shrubs. The area which used to contain a Rotaries Kiln structure has been converted into a huge garden and lawn, while elsewhere a fishpond attracts bird and insect life.

One of the highlights of the project involved installing an owl house in 2019 for a Spotted Eagle Owl breeding pair.  For the past three years they have bred successfully.