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Cape Aflame - Cape Town's Dance with Fire ©Arne Purves
The March 2015 fires will forever remain scorched into the memory of all Capetonian's. As the last remaining pine plantations took to flame, their burning beauty was matched only by the selfless efforts of all firefighters, responding agencies, donors and capetonians that rallied like never before!
AfricanRangers_©PeterChadwick_AfricanConservationPhotographer.
During the last week, the Department of Environmental Affairs, has listed the latest ever-growing rhino poaching statistics for 2015. These figures are indeed depressing, as it seems that there is little that can stop the tidal wave of insurgency against the rhinos, elephants and other iconic species that make Africa so unique and special. 
Night Burn_©PeterChadwick_AfricanConservationPhotographer.
The African ranger’s job is often undertaken without recognition. They have to work in remote wilderness areas under arduous conditions usually where communication is a serious challenge and resource support is extremely scarce. These rangers make enormous sacrifices and regularly place their lives at risk in ensuring the integrity and conservation of Africa's protected areas. ...
Breede River Estuary_©PeterChadwick_AfricanConservationPhotographer.jpg
Estuaries are amongst some of our most important coastal ecological features and rank along with tropical rainforests and coral reefs as the world's most productive ecosystems – they are even more productive than both the rivers and the ocean that influence them from either side.
King Protea_©PeterChadwick_AfricanConservationPhotographer.
The Cape Floristic Kingdom (CFK) is situated in the southern tip of South Africa and stretches from Niewoudville in the north across to Port Elizabeth in the east. Oceans bound it to the south and west and the arid Karoo to the north and east. It covers only 90 000 square kilometres, but contains the highest diversity of plant...
Grasslands of Umgeni Valley by Wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.jpg
Covering six of South Africa’s provinces, grasslands are critical ecosystem service providers that also support major economic and agricultural benefits to the country. They have also been identified as critically endangered and requiring conservation attention. This is mainly as a result of large-scale landscape transformation from human-based activities that include forestry, mining, urban expansion and over-grazing of livestock. ...
Marine Protected Areas_©PeterChadwick_AfricanConservationPhotographer.
Marine Protected Areas - What do they mean and what are their benefits?“By 2050 all commercial fish stocks in our ocean will be extinct”“60% of our coral reefs are expected to be lost by 2030 if present rates of decline continue”. Pick up any reading material on our oceans and you are bombarded by depressing figures such as the above....
The iSimangaliso Wetland Park has it all! From deep ocean gorges and coral reefs through to the salt and freshwater marshes, forested dunes, mangroves and the drier woodland interior. This vast area in the northern reaches of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa abounds with a rich variety of biodiversity and spans from the deep ocean, to the stillness and peacefulness...
Wandering Albatross
Getting rid of a conservation problem, once and for ever, is something of a rarity. But eradicating invasive species from islands is one example. BirdLife South Africa is leading an initiative that could result in invasive mice being eradicated from Marion Island that is the jewel in the crown of South Africa’s islands.
Cape Gannet_©PeterChadwick_AfricanConservationPhotographer.jpg
When it comes to making an impact, beautiful imagery surpasses almost all other media. This is why the Oceans of Life Photographic Competition 2015 is the centrepiece of BirdLife South Africa’s Oceans of Life events. By submitting your images to this photographic competition, you are personally helping BirdLife in their mission to protect marine environments.
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