The unsung heroes of seabird conservation

The unsung heroes of seabird conservation
When the members of the Ocean View Association for Persons with Disabilities (OVAPD) boarded the MSC Sinfonia, the joy and excitement on their faces was heart-warming. Until now the closest they had got to an albatross was the stuffed Wandering Albatross that the Albatross Task Force keeps for educational purposes. Not only was this the first time ...
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ACSA-sponsored guide training course

It seems so long ago that it all began. In November 2016, 12 lucky learners from the Ekurhuleni municipality were selected to attend a BirdLife South Africa guide training course – a dream come true. Some had a little experience of being involved with eco-based concerns within their communities while others just had an interest in the natural world...
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Frogging, 'herping' and rock-flipping in Wakkerstroom

Frogging, 'herping' and rock-flipping in Wakkerstroom
The main focus of the weekend was of course frogs, but as we are wildlife enthusiasts and there were so many participants just as passionate about all things wild and wonderful, the Frogging Experience turned out to be an enormous bio-bash. We managed to see, photograph and document far more than we could have had anticipated. Some of the findings ...
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What’s going on at Wakkerstroom

What’s going on at Wakkerstroom
It's been a year of change and progress at the Wakkerstroom Tourism and Education Centre, a year in which we've all grown a little more and learnt new things along the way. Albert Einstein said, 'Life is like a bicycle: to keep your balance, you must keep moving.' So why don't you move towards Wakkerstroom in 2017? Click here to book your trip soon...
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Guide Training

Guide Training
Over the past month, 10 students from KZN have been studying really hard on a bird specialist course. The course is endorsed by FGASA and skill, dedication and hard work are needed to get the desired results. Congratulations to Lethukuthula Nxele, Bongiwe Nxumalo and Simphiwe Gumede, who have made the grade. Although further assessments are still t...
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