Oceans of Life Photographic Competition 2015 Featured Hot
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.
World Penguin Day is celebrated every year on the 25th of April and it is extremely easy for us to love these cute and adorable birds. Sadly though, the penguins are sentinels that highlight the dire threats that are facing our oceans as a result of man's over-exploitation, pollution and misuse of the seas.
De Hoop Nature Reserve - Jewel of the Fynbos Featured Hot
De Hoop Nature Reserve and Marine Protected Area is rightly know as the "Jewel of the Fynbos" and given its sheer beauty and diversity of habitats, it is also an important conservation area, protecting numerous endemic, rare and endangered species. From a tourism perspective, the great thing about the reserve is the ability to explore it on foot and...
Kelp Gulls - The Adaptable Opportunists. Featured Hot
Loved by some and hated by others, is the kelp gull a seabird pest or an extremely adaptable opportunist? Despite ones personal feelings towards these birds, they are highly intelligent and where many coastal seabirds population numbers are declining, kelp gull numbers are on the increase as a result of their very adaptability.
Wildscreen is an award-winning wildlife conservation charity that shares awe-inspiring images of life on Earth to empower conservation around the world. When strong storytelling and captivating imagery are united to portray the planet, they believe that people are moved to take action to protect it.
Por el Planeta is not just a photography contest, it’s a movement seeking to transform our relationship with the planet and its wildlife. The competition was born out of a desire to reaffirm narrative photography as a powerful tool that encourages nature conservation and generates an appreciation for biodiversity.
Great White Pelicans of Dassen Island Featured Hot
With an estimated global population of around 250 000 birds, the Great White Pelican is listed as vulnerable in the 2013 South African Red Data Book: Birds. Historically, it was recorded breeding on Robben Island in the 1600s and on Dyer Island until the early 1900’s. Currently there are only two breeding populations of Great White Pelicans in South...
The African Black Oystercatcher Featured Hot
Though never plentiful, African black oystercatchers suffered a worrying population decline during the 1970s and 1980s due to off-road driving on beaches and disturbance by dogs and walkers at their nest sites. At one point, only 4,500 birds were left. Thanks to conservation efforts, the population now stands at about 6,000 individuals.
The West Coast National Park that falls under the South African National Parks is responsible for the management of the Sixteen-mile Beach, Langebaan Lagoon, Malgas Island, Jutten Island and Marcus Island marine protected areas.
Eastern Cape Birding - Storms River Mouth Featured Hot
Eastern Cape Birding
World renowned for its rugged coastline and the Otter Trail, the Storms River section of the Garden Route National Park is also a prime bird-watching spot in the Eastern Cape. Mountain fynbos, coastal forest and a rocky coastline provide a diverse habitat for a large variety of birdlife including Chorister Robin-Chat and Knysna Turaco. For the lucky, Cape Clawless...