Hippocampus capensis

Knysna SeahorseKnysna-seeperdjieiHashe Yolwandle Kingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: ActinopterygiiOrder: SyngnathiformesFamily: SyngnathidaeHippocampus capensis Boulenger 1900 Seahorses are found in shallow seas from Tasmania to the United Kingdom, and they feature in myths and legends from around the world (think of how they’re usually … Continued

Lycaon pictus

African wild dog / painted hunting dog / painted wolf / African painted dog Endangered, with only 1409 mature individuals, and numbers are decreasing The social structure of a wild dog pack is a fascinating, almost altruistic system. Like other pack animals there is a strict hierarchy, with … Continued

Sandbat

Ingrid Coerlin Photographic Print FRAMED     To see a World in a Grain of SandAnd a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour ~ William Blake

New species a week by Giulia De Amicis

” Infographics and illustrations about animal species and curiosities from the natural world. The project was initially thought and proposed as a content dedicated to a weekly science column for magazines and newspapers. Presenting endangered, unique or peculiar species as well as comparing pattern behaviour between animals, the … Continued

Scientific Illustrations by Rachel Ignotofsky

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Fabulously quirky, contemporary illustrations by Rachel Ignotofsky makes learning about biology, ecosystems and bodily functions easy and fun. I have fallen in LOVE with her work. Here’s two examples of her work, by have a look at her website rachelignotofskydesign.com … Continued

Tattooed Whale, Tim Pitsiulak

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Pitsiulak is best known for the extraordinary drawings that have made him one of the most sought-after contemporary Inuit artists. Pitsiulak divides his time between drawing and hunting. His respect for the wildlife in his region is evident in his … Continued

Sphen – African Penguin – Quintin Horn

Sphen – African Penguin Quintin Horn Print size: 540mm x 540mmFrame size: 600mm x 600mmPrint: Archival print on watercolour paperEdition: 1/1 IUCN: Spheniscus demersus (African Penguin)Status: Endangered A2ace+3ce+4ace ver 3.1Pop. trend: decreasinghttp://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22697810/0 Wikipedia: The African penguin is a member of … Continued

VERGE Exhibition Artists’ Unique Art Styles come with Equally Unique Backstories

The artists participating in VERGE exhibition are definitely talented, but this talent doesn’t come from natural abilities. Their unique artistic styles come from hard work, exploring and life lessons. But what story hides behind the talent? If you have missed … Continued

SANCCOB Saving our Seabirds with one Remarkable Decision

SANCCOB, a registered non-profit organisation (NPO 003-134) exists purely because of one person’s decision. Behind this decision is a lot more than a simple “I will do this”. What stands behind SANCCOB and what do they do for the environment … Continued

VERGE Exhibition Artists Reveal their Connection with Nature through their Work

With all the noise around us, it can be difficult to hear our inner voice. Yet these artists are in tune with the connection they have with nature. Guided by their inner want, they create their voice in their own specific … Continued

Pledge Nature Reserve: The Reserve with a Beautiful Story

Pledge Nature Reserve has quite the story behind its origin. This reserve is about 10ha and can be found in the heart of Knysna. Showing off the green vegetation, it’s hard to imagine that it was anything but protected and … Continued

The Passion that Drives Nature Valley Trust

Have you ever tried to do something that you really have a passion for? That passion propels you further than you thought possible. Nature Valley Trust (NVT) has that drive. As such, this non-profit oganisation has reached plenty of remarkable … Continued

Thoughts on extinction

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From: Art and endangered species: eye candy, or action? by Dustin Welbourne “…National Geographic magazine has been publishing brilliant wildlife pictures since 1906, and publishing articles about endangered species earlier still, yet problems persist. In the November 1900 issue of National Geographic John … Continued

Knysna Basin Project Forms the Heart of Knysna Conservation

It’s easy to fall in love with Knysna’s ferns, lush forest and fantastic ocean views. But it is also easy to forget about the conservation efforts that help keep it this way. Knysna Basin Project can be seen at the … Continued

Endangered Wildlife Trust Places Hope in All of Us

Endangered Wildlife Trust works not only with other organisations, but also with you and me. They ensure that the community are aware that changes can’t happen without participation. Yes, sometimes things look less than good for the animals. We are … Continued