Christina Hagen, the Pamela Isdell Fellow of Penguin Conservation, is responsible for BirdLife South Africa’s work towards establishing a new African Penguin colony, including identifying potential sites, liaising with other stakeholders and investigating techniques to be used.
Taryn Morris, the Coastal Seabird Conservation Manager, funded by the Charl van der Merwe Trust, focuses on research and advocacy linked to island closures and forage fishery impacts on penguins. The main objective of her work is to ensure that an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries management is implemented in the South African sardine and anchovy fisheries.
Adri Meyer, an intern in the BirdLife South Africa Seabird Conservation Programme, assists with BirdLife’s African Penguin projects, specifically relating to penguin tracking fieldwork. She further deals with marine mining issues and is involved with the Safeguarding our Seabed Coalition.
Sam Ralston-Paton is BirdLife South Africa’s Birds and Renewable Energy Manager. She works with government, industry and bird specialists to help minimise the impact of renewable energy developments on birds and their habitats. BirdLife South Africa endeavours to realise a truly sustainable renewable energy industry in South Africa and our work is made possible through sponsorship from Investec Corporate and Institutional Banking.