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Kelp gull – king of the trash heap?

The human population is increasing rapidly, and demands urban landscape development. Contemporary urbanisation is expanding in such a way that previously natural areas are usurped for expansive growth resulting in protected and natural areas becoming islands embedded in an urban mosaic. This increases the interactions between humans and wildlife in the area. Human refuse, and […]

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Southern Giant-Petrel – an unusual bird on the beach in Plettenberg Bay!

Recently a Southern Giant-Petrel Macronectes giganteus was found by SANParks (www.sanparks.org) rangers on a beach in Nature’s Valley. Finding birds sitting on the beach is not necessarily a problem, depending on the species. When you find a species like this on the beach, there is no question, there is something wrong with it! Southern Giant-Petrels […]

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