De Hoop Nature Reserve

photographing De Hoop Nature Reserve
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Marine Protected Areas_©PeterChadwick_AfricanConservationPhotographer.
Marine Protected Areas - What do they mean and what are their benefits?“By 2050 all commercial fish stocks in our ocean will be extinct”“60% of our coral reefs are expected to be lost by 2030 if present rates of decline continue”. Pick up any reading material on our oceans and you are bombarded by depressing figures such as the above....
De Hoop Vlei_©PeterChadwick_AfricanConservationPhotographer.
Travel Writing
De Hoop Nature Reserve and Marine Protected Area is rightly know as the "Jewel of the Fynbos" and given its sheer beauty and diversity of habitats, it is also an important conservation area, protecting numerous endemic, rare and endangered species. From a tourism perspective, the great thing about the reserve is the ability to explore it on foot and...
Kelp Gull_©PeterChadwick_AfricanConservationPhotographer.jpg
Marine Conservation
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.
Knysna Woodpecker by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.jpg
Western Cape Birding
As the first faint rays of light, over a distant horizon heralded the dawn of a new day, the rush hour began with a cacophony of sound and frenetic activity. The night shift of penetrating calls of Fiery-necked Nightjars and their “Good Lord Deliver us” praises and the screeches of the resident Barn Owls gave way to Bokmakerie and...
cape mountain zebra feeding in figs by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick
Travel Writing
72 Southern right whales seems an impossible number to be viewing from one point and even more so knowing that I was not having to use binoculars! There were whales breeching, tail slapping, swimming fast with definite purpose and then there were those just lying lazily on the surface, rocking with the swells as their calves swam next to...
Southern right whale with albino calf by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.jpg
Marine Conservation
Listed as endangered by CITIES, the Southern Right Whale is protected in all of its known breeding grounds. It spends the summer months in the far Southern Oceans feeding and during the southern-hemisphere winter it migrates northwards to calve in the waters off Argentina, Chile, Namibia, Australia and South Africa. Current global population estimates put the total number of...
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