Addo Elephant National Park Conservation Success
Tuesday, 1st March 2016
The South African Country Life magazine February 2016 edition included a super article titled "Addo at the Top of its Game."
The article was written by travel writer Keri Harvey who is clearly passionate about the natural environment. She gives a detailed account of the Addo Elephant National Park conservation success story.
Addo Elephant National Park conservation manager, John Adendorff comments:
“We’ve gone from a little park conserving a few elephants to possibly the world’s most diverse park that traverses five biomes – Karoo, grassland, fynbos, thicket and forest. Plus we have the Big Seven of elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, great white shark and southern right whale within our boundaries. There is nowhere else on Earth like this. We’re also conserving important species like flightless dung beetles that only occur in this part of the Eastern Cape, and the endangered African Penguins whose numbers continue to decline due to depleted prey fish species and possible climate change. It’s a great responsibility, with never a dull day.”
Thanks to Bridgena Barnard and Keri Harvey for the images.