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
Marine Science in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean as part of the SCALExperiment Spring 2019 Expedition. My polar adventure while atlasing seabirds for BirdLife SA’s AS@S Project.
Baboons living on the Cape Peninsula in South Africa are under threat. Habitat destruction and fragmentation, ongoing conflicts with humans, aggressive and unsustainable management methods and limited access to dwindling resources. The future of these animals looks bleak. We need to strive for peaceful coexistence and find solutions to help us achieve this goal.
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.
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.
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.
The use of the term “Dune Restoration” in scenarios where restoration measures are questionable and restoration goals undefined, is misleading and incorrect. Analysing three case studies in the Cape Peninsula it becomes clear that “Dune Restoration” is a pipe dream under current conditions and the term is rather used as a guise for personal gain.
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.
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.