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Penguins Passion, pressure & politics

Although intensive conservation efforts are under way to try and ensure the survival in the wild of the iconic and much-loved African Penguin, its future is not guaranteed. John Yeld examines the challenges facing this southern African endemic.

Lush Lowland Overload

Malawi’s Liwonde National Park offers probably the best year-round birding in south–central Africa. Martin Benadie revels in the park’s wealth of 350-odd bird species, which are complemented by a wonderful array of mammals.

Spot the difference

A guide to correctly identifying a quiet nightjar
Faansie Peacock tackles the daunting challenge of identifying this group of cryptic species when they are neither calling nor in the hand.

Best on show

The original plates from the first Roberts’ field guide are on display in Graaff-Reinet.


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