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South Africa is blessed with one of the richest and most diverse coastlines and marine environments on the planet. Our coastline extends for nearly 3500km’s between the Mozambique border and Kosi Bay in the east and the Orange River estuary bordering Namibia in the west.
Being surrounded by the two of the worlds great oceans, the Indian and the Atlantic oceans, can only keep us constantly reminded of the important role that oceans play in our daily lives. The oceans face massive challenges from over-exploitation, pollution and global climate change.
De Hoop Marine Protected Area is situated in the south-western Cape of South Africa and was proclaimed on the 1st of January 1985. It lies adjacent to De Hoop Nature Reserve and is managed by CapeNature. The Marine Protected Area (MPA) covers an area of approximately 253 square kilometers, including the coastline from Stillbaai Point in the east and...
Cousin Island is a special nature reserve, in the Seychelles, managed by Nature Seychelles. Wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick had the privilege of spending some time working on Cousin Island recently. In today’s society there is much debate about the importance of protecting the environment and deciding how best to restore critical areas to their...
The Photodestination team of Peter Chadwick and Arne Purves are proud supporters of the ARKive project and have been making submissions since 2005. We encourage others to contribute to this worthwhile effort. Through the showcasing of powerful images of our natural assets we can further encourage support for conservation and for protecting our fragile Earth!
As someone who has a passion for marine conservation, Peter Chadwick is always on the look out for innovative ideas to reduce our negative impacts on the oceans. One of his biggest bugbears is the amount of fishing line that gets irresponsibly discarded along our coastlines. This line is non-bidigradable and can last for hundreds of years,...
Since being the general manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve and Marine Protected Area, wildlife and conservation photographer, Peter Chadwick has kept a close eye on the fish tagging project that has been ongoing in the De Hoop Marine Protected Area for over 25 years. The project is the largest of its kind in the world, having tagged and...
Estuaries are among 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. Estuaries are a transition zone where fish, birds and animals of all sorts congregate...
The seventh black rhino population established by the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project, was recently released after an epic 1500 kilometre trip across the country. 19 of the critically endangered animals were moved from the Eastern Cape to a new location in Limpopo province.
"Halt the sale of De Beers operations until they fix our area", says Cape West Coast community.The imminent sale of De Beers' diamond mining operations on the Cape West Coast must be halted until full disclosure and proper consultation with all affected parties has taken place, says the community of Hondeklipbaai.
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