This article is the result of a request from one of the Long Beach locals to learn more about the life history and migration behaviour of the tern species frequenting South Africa’s extensive coastline.
The charismatic African Penguin is a species in freefall as a result of increased fishing pressures and shifts in the distribution of their prey species. Here in Cape Town, we have a number of breeding colonies on our doorstep and should be doing everything in our power to ensure the recovery and survival of this important coastal bird.
A review of the literature pertaining to the issues brought about by local overabundance in MPAs and the degree to which both reserve design and general ocean health can influence this phenomenon.
Assessing bird diversity across rocky shore and sandy beach environments within Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, South Africa.