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KOGELBERG biosphere reserve

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– Wildlife Rescue

If you live in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, you’re no stranger to disasters.

Over the past number of years, we’ve experienced the most devastating wildfires here. The impacts on people and livelihoods have been devastating. 

During these crises, nature is usually at the bottom of the list of priorities.

When we lose thousands of hectares of wild environments, before nature has been able to recover from the previous onslaught, then we start facing a nature catastrophe.

The Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve therefore wants to take action to help now – before the next disaster strikes. And we need YOUR support.

We’ve got a plan:

We’re bringing together a team of volunteers, and we’re getting the necessary equipment in place now, so that we’re prepared. There’s so much we can do now, such as:

  • Receive the necessary training to safely help during disasters
  • Acquire the equipment that we need, such as Personal Protective Equipment
  • Put plans in place for disaster situations
  • Undertake rescue operations BEFORE planned burns take place
  • Work with key partners and build relations to ensure support when crises hit
  • And so much more.

Wildfires are an obvious example of threats in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. But these are not the only risks we face. The Overberg has been severely impacted by flooding events in recent times too. And there are other disasters and events, both natural and manmade, where our natural environment is impacted, with terrible consequences.

That’s why the KBR is preparing for any of these. But we cannot do this without you.

We need your help – please get involved:


Donate to this rescue unit. All funds raised are used to acquire the necessary equipment and to run rescue operations.

Donate equipment

  • First Aid supplies (any first aid medical supplies)
  • Medical tape
  • Latex gloves
  • Animal handling/working gloves
  • Towels (all sizes)
  • Spray bottles
  • Heat pads
  • Scales (handheld/kitchen)
  • Flashlights/headlamps
  • Beanies/pouches
  • Pillow cases
  • Carrier cages (cages for transport/temporary holding cage)
  • Herbariums/fishtanks
  • Animal-carrying stretcher
  • Hacksaws/loppers
  • Buckets
  • Black bags
  • Spades


You can become a volunteer. Please download and fill in the volunteer form.

The KBRC is a not-for-profit company, established in terms of Section 21 of the Companies Act (2002/017057/08). We are a registered non-profit organisation, registered with the Department of Social Development. Our number is: NPO: 133-290.

We’re also a Public Benefit Organisation with SARS. Our number is PBO: 930029352.

The KBRC can therefore issue Section 18A tax exemption certificates to our donors.


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Biosphere Living

If you live in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve region, you’re already enjoying Biosphere Life. That means you can already enjoy all that Mother Nature offers you here, in this incredibly special part of the world.


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