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September 10, 2019

After 2 years of monitoring and desktop studies into the habitat on the Agulhas Plain, Bionerds have embarked on the journey of establishing the Agulhas Plain African Grass Owl Research Project. The project launched on the 1st of September 2019. The Project will address this lack of knowledge regarding the ecology and population size, as well as conservation threats of this Vulnerable red-listed species. This dedicated rese...

February 11, 2018

During the course of 2017 we learnt about the presence of the Western Forest-king Charaxes (Charaxes xiphares occidentalis) in the Grootvadersbos Forest, near Heidelberg in the Western Cape. Hours were spent pouring over our “Conservation Assessment of Butterflies of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland” that evening, and the Bionerds.co.za team was excited to have the opportunity to head off on an ecoexploration in search of t...

February 9, 2017

Read more about Riverine Rabbits, a Critically Endangered burrowing rabbit species at the Southern end of Africa...

Searching for cryptic frogs is never easy.  Preparations include consulting every amphibian guide book in one’s library, listening to the call on CD, and packing your water boots…

Then,  once one has managed to access the correct habitat, the key is to isolate the target species call and slowly narrow down its location. 

But the Rose’s Mountain Toadlet, Capensibufo rosei, throws another challenge in the intrepid naturalist’...

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