On a recent bird survey in Jacobsbaai, volunteers came across a lone Cape fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus) on the beach. This is not a rare sighting but they are more likely to be seen onshore from October onwards when breeding season begins and pups conceived the previous year are born. Outside of breeding season though, […]
Coastal conservation plays an important role in protecting the marine environment along South Africa’s West Coast which is diverse in species and ecosystems with long beaches, lagoons and islands off the coast providing habitats for many species.
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As part of our Coastal Conservation volunteer program, volunteers are regularly walking along the beaches of Cape Town’s west coast near Langebaan, participating in bird monitoring surveys and various litter projects, including beach clean ups where they collect, identify and quantify the litter, some of which may be recycled for use in our community projects. […]
On a recent survey in Saldanha, participants in our Terrestrial Volunteer Program managed to take this picture of two African Oystercatchers (Haematopus moquini). Did you know that the African Oystercatcher mates for life? The African Oystercatcher is a large, noisy wading bird with striking jet black plumage, red eyes, red legs and a dagger-like red […]