Alte Kalköfen Lodge. Namibia

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June 11, 2019

Large areas of southern Namibia have been experiencing drought conditions for at least the past seven years. Many Lithops colonies have been monitored throughout this period and the effect of the drought on the colonies are marked. Many of especially the larger and old...

June 11, 2019

The conservation status of several Lithops colonies in South Africa was assessed during visits to these colonies during March 2019. At least three colonies have been identified as in urgent need of active conservation measures. One of the Lithops aucampiae colonies nea...

June 11, 2019

The LR&CF was contacted by a farmer near Griekwastad in South Africa to inform us that he has news of a newly discovered colony of Lithops aucampiae plants on a farm in the area. We jumped at the opportunity to see these plants which were reported in a plump condition....

June 11, 2019

Although it was hoped that the 2018/2019 summer would be a rainy one, it was not to be and the areas where we are replanting L. schwantesii subsp. gebseri have received well below average rainfall which severely hampered reintroduction of the plants into their natural...

June 11, 2019

The conservation status of several Lithops colonies in South Africa was assessed during visits to these colonies during March 2019. At least three colonies have been identified as in urgent need of active conservation measures. One of the Lithops aucampiae colonies nea...

June 11, 2019

Large areas of southern Namibia have been experiencing drought conditions for at least the past seven years. Many Lithops colonies have been monitored throughout this period and the affect of the drought on the colonies are marked. Many of especially the larger and old...

June 11, 2019

The LR&CF was asked to advise the National Botanical Institute of Namibia to advise on the placement of new household dump site for the town of Karasburg in southern Namibia during November 2018. Two areas were identified near the town and the LR&CF visited the areas t...

May 16, 2019

The Lithops Research & Conservation Foundation visited several of the Lithops colonies in northern Namibia in May 2019. The main aim was to visit the Lithops ruschiorum var. lineata colony but on the way to Purros, the last settlement before getting to the var. lineata...

May 15, 2019

After two years of not being able to visit the Lithops werneri colony in the Erongo Mountains due to the farm being closed to visitors, the members of the LR&CF visited the colony again in May 2019 to assess the health of the two colonies known to exist.

The farm had so...

May 10, 2019

On 10th May 2019 three members of the Lithops Research & Conservation Foundation visited the Lithops pseudotruncatella subsp. pseudotruncatella var. riehmerae colony on the farm Rietfontein with the aim of collecting information on the size, composition and health of t...

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