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.
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.