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
Spurred on by his deep-rooted passion for nature, Zach Vincent has embarked on global adventures and created striking productions with the goal of bringing the environment to the forefront of the human conscience. Wanting to inspire change, Zach uses his biological background and talent in filmmaking to educate the public, promote awareness and encourage conservation.
Life at sea onboard the R/V Algoa. Stories from the marine research cruises of the Annual West Coast Humpback Whale Survey, the February 2017 Integrated Ecosystem Program (IEP) and the Cape Canyon Survey along the West Coast of South Africa.
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.
The historic story describing my late grandfather’s extraordinary encounters with a pair of bottlenose dolphins off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, back in 1953.
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.
The first in a series of posts delving into the experiences and exploring the paths available to newly fledged scientists. This first piece features a scientist who followed his passion for nature into the world of zoology only to find that the lure of the lab coat was too strong.
Assessing bird diversity across rocky shore and sandy beach environments within Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
A few years ago a small flock of flamingos started making a regular appearance in the protected, muddy waters of the Kom. This is just a small collection of photos documenting their visits.