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African Penguin_©PeterChadwick_AfricanConservationPhotographer.jpg
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. 
Kelp Gull_©PeterChadwick_AfricanConservationPhotographer.jpg
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.
Cape Vulture_©PeterChadwick_AfricanConservationPhotographer.jpg
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.
Cape Gannets_©PeterChadwick_AfricanConservationPhotographer.
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 Pelican_©PeterChadwick_AfricanConservationPhotographer.
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...
African Black Oystercatcher_©PeterChadwick_AfricanConservationPhotograpger.jpg
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.
Aerial view of 16-mile beach marine protected area_©PeterChadwick_AfricanConservationPhotographer.jpg
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. 
Morea Fugax by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.jpg
Although being the smallest of the six floristic regions of the world, the Cape Floristic Kingdom is the most diverse with over 9600 plant species having been recorded to date. 69% of these species are endemics and the sheer diversity and abundance of the fynbos together with its outstanding ecological processes rightly justify this incredible area as a World...
Cape Clawless Otter | African Conservation Photography | © Peter Chadwick
The Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area is Africa’s oldest Marine Protected Area (MPA), having been proclaimed with immense foresightedness in 1964. This means that 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of this MPA within the heart of the Garden Route National Park. The 61km long MPA protects important rocky coastline, sandy beaches, sub-tidal reefs and critically important fish species. ...
National Marine Week 2014 | False Bay Coastline | ©Arne Purves
National Marine Week is a campaign that aims to educate all South Africans about the role oceans play in their daily lives.
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