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Peter Chadwick
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Peter Chadwick is a dedicated conservationist and wildlife and conservation photographer and is the founder of African Conservation Photography.
Peter Chadwick is a dedicated conservationist and wildlife and conservation photographer and is the founder of African Conservation Photography.

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Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya, is one of Africa's lesser known incredible wildlife destinations and also has over 450 bird species having been recorded there.

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#Water is scarce yet, we #waste & #pollute it, Nearly one billion people in the world don't have access to it.

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To #stoprhinopoaching at key #rhino reserves, vacant positions must be filled & internal collusion must be stopped! 

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South Africa’s marine resources are under dire threat and our marine protected areas (MPAs) are facing ever-increasing risks. These come not only as a result of illegal activities but sadly also from political agenda’s which are perhaps more insidious! Greater awareness of such issues, careful consideration and transparent dialogue is needed into the future so to ensure that these resources remain protected. Failure to do so will negatively impact ALL South African’s! #conservation #MPA #marineprotectedareas

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Given the recent announcement by the Minister of the Environment that sections of the Tsitsikamma MPA will be opened to fishing, perhaps it is necessary to have a reminder why we need Marine Protected Areas!
Rather than me making comments on social media about this issue, I, together with a few others, are looking at options to make appropriate comments to the correct platforms. This has already included commenting to news outlets on their request. #marineconservation #MPAs #marineprotectedareas 

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For my ranger mentoring and training, I always try and work under the most realistic situations as possible and during one training session, the tracker at the head of the anti-poaching team discovered the light indents of the fresh spoor of a poacher. #ranger #poacher #antipoaching

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The South African marine environment, without a doubt, is one of the most stunning and most diverse in the world and there have been over 12500 species recorded within its waters of which at least a third of these are endemic. #coastline #SouthAfrica #conservation

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The wanton destruction of Africa's rhino has much greater impacts than just on the rhino themselves. The rhino, as mega-herbivores, create micro-habitats that a vast number of other species depend on. #conservation #rhino #poaching

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With the pandemic of ivory and rhino poaching raging across Africa, are we as conservationists making the right decisions to stockpile recovered ivory and horn? Are we not compounding this issue by inadvertently stating that there is a commercial value to these “products” by keeping them locked away in secure locations? #Africa #Ivory #rhinohorn #poaching

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Over the last few months, I have been rather quiet on the social media space, choosing rather to “fly under the radar” as the events of CITIES and South African and American politics occupy our media platforms. The outcomes of these events will have huge long-lasting implications into the future for the already fragile state of our environment. No matter what political promises are made at high-levels, it is still these dedicated conservationists that will be patrolling everyday in the harshest of conditions to protect the last vestiges of wilderness and their iconic wildlife. #conservation #rangers #wildlife
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