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In 2002, the Governments decision to regulate and ban beach driving around the South African coast caused a huge outcry from 4x4 enthusiasts and fishermen. Now, with a decade having passed, it is clear that this ban was the correct one to make. 
Cape Gannet on Malgas Island
The Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) is losing 1% of its population per annum, which means that in the last 50 years, we have lost 50% of the Gannet population!
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.
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...
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...
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