Coast KZN

10 Nov 2016

Conservationist shares Stories of Hope

(Berea Mail)


BotSoc will host an illustrated presentation by Judy Mann-Lang entitled Saving our Seas – Stories of Hope

The Botanical Society of South Africa KZN Coastal Branch presents an illustrated presentation by Judy Mann-Lang entitled Saving our Seas – Stories of Hope, on Sunday, 13 November at Durban Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre, at 3pm.

From fish to climate change, mussels to pollution, this talk will explore some of the challenges currently facing the oceans, with a focus on the South African coast. It will also provide information on some of the positive initiatives taking place. With stories about individuals and organisations working together to care for the oceans – Stories of Hope will show that each one of us really can make a difference.

Judy Mann-Lang is the conservation strategist for the South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR). She has a Master’s Degree in Ichthyology and is currently registered for a PhD through the University of Queensland.

She was awarded the first South African Marine and Coastal Educator of the Year Award in 1999, was the first Chairman of COASTWATCH-KZN, an association dedicated to marine conservation in KwaZulu-Natal and affiliated to the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa and is a committee member of the World Ocean Network, among many other achievements. Judy is passionate about marine conservation and has dedicated her career to building an awareness of the need to care for our oceans.

All welcome. Entrance including refreshments is R40 for members of BotSoc and the Friends of Durban Botanic Gardens, R60 for visitors and R30 for students with cards. Pay at the door. Proceeds to BotSoc branch projects. Contact email:, 031 201 5111 or 071 869 3693.


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