Links to the sites of the Editorial Board’s organisations and other organisations involved in penguin research, management or conservation as well as other related site can be found below. The list is alphabetical by name and is in no way comprehensive.
Editorial Board partners:
Animal Demography Unit – The ADU is a research unit of the University of Cape Town. Its mission is to contribute to the understanding of animal populations, especially population dynamics, and thus provide input to their conservation through mass participation projects, long-term monitoring, innovative statistical modelling and population-level interpretation of results.
Bayworld – One of the leading tourist attractions in Nelson Mandela Bay, Bayworld is located in the heart of the Port Elizabeth beachfront and receives hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The main activities of the complex are research and education aimed at stimulating a greater awareness of the need for conservation of South Africa’s natural and cultural heritage. Research and education programmes focus on marine life, reptiles, maritime and local history.
BirdLife South Africa – The mission of BirdLife South Africa is to promote the enjoyment, conservation, study and understanding of wild birds and their habitats.
CapeNature – CapeNature is a public institution with the statutory responsibility for biodiversity conservation in the Western Cape. It is governed by the Western Cape Nature Conservation Board Act 15 of 1998 and mandated to: promote and ensure nature conservation; render services and provide facilities for research and training; and generate income.
Department of Environmental Affairs – Oceans and Coasts is the branch of the Department of Environmental Affairs charged with promoting, managing and providing strategic leadership on ocean and coastal conservation in South Africa.
SANCCOB – The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB); a non-profit seabird rehabilitation centre based in Cape Town, South Africa and an internationally recognised leader in seabird rehabilitation.
Links to other related sites:
Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation – The BCSF applies specialist skills to investigate conservation problems and to guide and support communities in tackling their environmental issues. They undertake original research to provide insights to guide conservation action and they raise awareness and support for this through their sister organisations; Bristol Zoo Gardens and National Wildlife Conservation Park.
Dyer Island Conservation Trust – The Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) has been established for the conservation, rehabilitation and protection of the natural environment, including flora, fauna or the biosphere, the care of the wild animals, the promotion of, and the conducting of educational and training programs relating to environmental awareness, greening and clean-up projects, and conservation research.
Global Penguin Society – The Global Penguin Society (GPS) is an internationally recognized leader organization in the conservation of penguins and the oceans, aligning the expertise of penguin and marine conservation and research groups, with a relevant influence in decision making. GPS is dedicated to the survival and protection of the world´s penguin species, fostering integrated ocean conservation through science, management and community education.
NACOMA - The Namibian Coast Conservation and Management project (NACOMA) is Global Environment Facility (GEF) and Namibian Government funded project tasked with paving the way for an Integrated Coastal Zone Management System for Namibia’s coast. This five-year project was established in March 2006.
Ornithological Observations – Ornithological Observations (OO) is a semi-scientific e-journal published by BirdLife South Africa and the Animal Demography Unit at the University of Cape Town.
Penguins-Eastern Cape – Penguins-Eastern Cape is dedicated to mitigating the human impact on marine birds and mammals through emergency response & rescue, rehabilitation, research and education. They provide treatment and temporary care to injured, diseased, displaced or oiled indigenous marine birds with the aim of returning of these animals to the wild. They are based in Cape St. Francis in South Africa’s Eastern Cape.
Percy FitzPatrick Institute – The Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology is a research unit in the Zoology Department of the University of Cape Town. Members of the department are committed to developing a greater understanding of the biological resources of the African continent through training scientists and the pursuit of primary research, from evolutionary ecology to conservation biology. The Institute was recently identified as a Centre of Excellence by the Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation.
SAMREC – The South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre (SAMREC) is a non-profit organisation situated in the Cape Recife Nature Reserve, Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape. Its primary aim is to care for sick or injured African penguins and other seabirds in the Nelson Mandela Bay area. The centre has rehabilitation facilities, a 24 hour hot-line for penguin and seabird rescues as well as an educational wing with trained teachers who provide tours for adults and learners teaching them about marine life and threat to the marine environment.
SANParks – South African National Parks (SANParks) manages a system of parks which represents the indigenous fauna, flora, landscapes and associated cultural heritage of the country. SANParks are the managing authority at a number of penguin colonies including Boulders Beach (as part of the Table Mountain National Park), Bird and St. Croix Islands (as part of Addo Elephant National Park) and several colonies within the West Coast National Park.
South African National Biodiversity Institute – The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is responsible for exploring, revealing, celebrating and championing biodiversity for the benefit and enjoyment of all of South Africa’s people.
SpotThePenguin – An innovative University of Bristol and University of Cape Town project using computer vision identification for non-invasive, biometric monitoring of African Penguins in their natural environment.
Two Oceans Aquarium – The Two Oceans Aquarium on the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town is one of the top tourist attractions in the city and over 3000 living sea animals, including sharks, fishes, turtles and penguins can be seen in this spectacular underwater nature reserve.
Disclaimer: The information contained in the descriptions of the links is sourced from the website of the associated organisation and in no way reflects an opinion of or endorsement from anyone associated with Penguin Watch, the ADU, the University of Cape Town or any of the principal partners.