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South African Penguins

South African Penguins

South African Penguins

Trip Details:

Operator:   Earthwatch
Price From: 3,175 USD
Program duration: 12 days
Trip Dates: 01-03-2017,31-08-2017

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About this program

Travel to Robben Island, just off the coast of South Africa to learn about the threats against penguins, including oil spills and shipping traffic. The penguin populations has decreased by almost 90% in the last 10 years, and your help is needed!

Hike in search of nests, take surveys on populations and breeding success, as well as use exciting new technology that detects specific birds alongside local researchers. You’ll have the chance to discover Cape Town and other popular tourist centers, and join excursions before or after your expedition!

Photo Credit: Earthwatch, Anthony Brown, Tania Taranovski

Itinerary

Day 1

Rendezvous, briefing, ferry to Robben Island.

Day 2

Daily activity includes: • Monitoring penguins • Tracking via satellite • Helping injured penguins

Day 3

Departure at time depending on ferry schedule and weather.

Country Fast Facts

South Africa

FlagFlag_of_South_Africa
Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) 11 - Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Capital:No official capital. Three branches of government split between Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein
Population 54,956,900 (2015)
Climate(s)Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Mediterranean (Warm/Temperate), Humid Subtropical, Oceanic (Subtropical/Warm/Temperate)
Major Airport(s):Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Durban (DUR)
Economic Driver(s):Mining, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism

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