The team at Dyer Island Conservation Trust knows that it takes a community to protect marine life and heritage; it is not a job for one organisation. The Western Cape group engages with local communities and tourists, teaching them about how to save our oceans and its creatures.
A video of a baby elephant playing with low-flying swallows in South Africa's Kruger National Park has become a huge hit on YouTube. Uploaded in late July, it has received over 7 million views to date and has been popular across the world. The ad revenue is also being put to good use.
A joint conservation initiative by South African National Parks and The Endangered Wildlife Trust has successfully reintroduced red-billed oxpeckers to the Mokala National Park in the Northern Cape, after an absence of more than half a century.
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