MONTHLY TALK: ‘African Penguins in crisis – navigating multiple threats to avoid losing an iconic African species’
Happening on the 20th January 2020
BirdLife Overberg’s first public talk of 2020 is in celebration of International Penguin Awareness Day on Monday 20 January. Penguin Awareness Day raises awareness about penguin habits and habitats in the southern hemisphere. Our guest speaker Dr Alistair McInnes, the manager of BirdLife South Africa’s coastal birds conservation division, will focus largely on latest developments regarding African Penguin conservation with a talk entitled ‘African Penguins in crisis – navigating multiple threats to avoid losing an iconic African species’. The talk includes interesting information on attempts to develop a land-based breeding colony at the De Hoop Nature Reserve and threats such as the depletion of forage fish numbers, oiling and the like. This promises to be an outstanding start to our year’s talks because the conservation of the endangered African Penguin certainly deserves all of our support. This is a public talk and everyone is welcome to attend.
ARRANGEMENTS: VENUE: The community hall at Mollergren Park, Main Road, Hermanus.
DATE: Monday 20 January.
TIME: 18:30 for 19:00.
COSTS: We will cater at R 100.00 per head and charge R 30.00 if you only attend the talk. Remember to bring your own drinks and glasses.
RSVP: Elaine at firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp at 082 455 8402.