Tag Archive: Robberg

Dec 30

Mass die off of Cape Fur seals

The Cape Fur seal, Arctocephalus Pusillus Pusillus, endemic to the waters of South Africa and Namibia is currently undergoing a mass die off. This has been confirmed by independent eye witnesses from both countries. In 2006, an estimated 300 thousand seals died of starvation in Namibia. This is the largest recorded mass die off of any …

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Aug 08

Habitat Loss and Proof That Culling Does Not Work

This post will explain why we are so concerned for the Cape fur seal.  It is a synopsis of a media presentation that was delivered by ourselves, on behalf of Seal Alert SA. Each year, Namibia “culls” up to 86,000 Cape fur seals.  What is the government hoping to achieve by slaughtering these animals?  Are …

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Apr 08

Drone Project

We are currently building a conservation drone to help us monitor the wild Cape fur seal populations in Southern Africa. Cape fur seals are a threatened species.  They are listed on Appendix II of CITES and have lost more than 95% of their preferred habitat.  Global warming has resulted in seven major mass die offs …

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Oct 22

Seals at Robberg

Check out some of the footage of Cape fur Seals (Arctocephalus Pusillus Pusillus) taken from our initial observations of the seal colony at Robberg Peninsula off Plettenberg  Bay (South Africa). Robberg translates from Dutch as “Seal Mountain.” We intend to monitor all the seal colonies along the South African coastline as part of a study.  The …

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