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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. ...
Dubai Shark Market by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.jpg
Our oceans have long been perceived to be an endless opportunity for exploitation and as a dumping ground for our waste. The oceans are vital to the health of our planet and are now at severe risk from this over-exploitation and lack of care. Below are some of the greatest risks currently facing our ocean as well as list...
Recreational Fisher silhouette  by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.jpg
The majority of our coastal and marine fish species are facing similar if not greater levels of overexploitation and poaching than the current rhino and elephant poaching epidemic. However, this is hardly reported on and there seems to be little concern from the public regarding this.
Aerial view of sixteen mile beach and langebaan lagoon by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.jpg
South Africa is blessed with one of the richest and most diverse coastlines and marine environments on the planet. Our coastline extends for nearly 3000km’s between the Mozambique border and Kosi Bay in the east and the Orange River estuary bordering Namibia in the west.
Elf in the hand by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.
Our oceans are critical to our very existence; it’s a simple matter of healthy oceans = healthy people. Besides providing us with food (today almost one in six people in the world rely on fish as their primary source of protein), oceans provide us with many other important services that our survival depends on. ...
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