Monitoring penguin predators

The ambitious plan to establish new African Penguin colonies requires a lot of planning to ensure that we have the best chance of success. One component of the planning is monitoring the chosen site to see what predators are found there that might prey on the penguins. This will enable us to tailor the predator deterring measures (such as a predato...
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Advocating for our birds and their habitats

Advocating for our birds and their habitats
2016 seems to have been an eventful year for everyone with whom I have chatted and it's been no different for the Policy and Advocacy Programme. We provided extensive support to our partners through the IUCN, worked with BirdLife International and the World Parrot Trust to advocate for the uplisting of African Grey Parrots at the CITES CoP17 and ar...
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Saving seabirds

Saving seabirds
For the Seabird Conservation Programme, 2016 has been a year of steady progress on existing work and expansion into new areas. Our staff also grew to 11 in Cape Town, with two others in West Africa – a great boost to productivity.At the Seabird Conservation Programme we were fortunate to have our major donors for penguins, the Albatross Task Force ...
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Stony Point Penguins: To fence or not to fence

Stony Point Penguins: To fence or not to fence
African Penguin conservation and management can be a controversial issue, especially when it comes to interactions with people. Over the last few months, there has been significant interest regarding the fence at the Stony Point African Penguin colony at Betty's Bay often representing an unscientific, anthropomorphic and simplified perspective of t...
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A fair exchange: A much needed computer in exchange for bird scaring lines to save seabirds!

A fair exchange: A much needed computer in exchange for bird scaring lines to save seabirds!
The Ocean View Association for People with Disabilities (OVAPD) centre has been given a boost in the form of a much-needed desktop computer. The centre runs the Tori Line project, which produces the bird-scaring lines used on fishing vessels to prevent seabirds from being killed. After years of working on an old computer that was affecting both pro...
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