I spent a week doing duty as a SANParks Honorary Ranger on Malgas Island as part of the Pelican Watch Programme for the Cape gannet 2021/22 breeding season. This is a collection of photographs and musings detailing the conservation efforts and history of the Programme set up to conserve the Endangered Cape gannet
Robberg is a special place; one shrouded in mystery, steeped in history and abundant in natural wonders. Stepping onto the trail transports you into a world of tranquillity and peace, a world free from the white noise of our daily pressures. Take a moment to listen, to feel, to absorb the atmosphere… take a moment to discover the Robberg Magic.
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.
I recently spent two weeks sailing the Good Hope Line aboard the SA Agulhas II with a team from BirdLife SA. We spent the time recording the seabird and mammal species encountered between Cape Town and the Antarctic Marginal Ice Zone.
My experiences, photographs and observations from my first visit to the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho.
I spent a number of days immersed in all things thought to be cutting edge for the late 1800s and was drawn to the writing style and imagination displayed by the authors. While I have barely scratched the surface in uncovering the treasures that these books contain, this is a small collection of thoughts shaped through the reading of some of the articles presented in the Ninth Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
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.
Patterns in Bird Community Responses to Elephant Impacts along a Transformation Gradient in the Sundays Thicket of the Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa.
Ten things I love about the Addo Elephant National Park.
The influence of beach-cast kelp on the species diversity of a sandy beach ecosystem in the south-western Cape region of South Africa.