With winter nearly over, the Shark Spotting Programme has undergone some changes in preparation for the summer season and the movement of the sharks to our inshore waters
Management of the project has been handed over to Kommetjie Environmental Awareness Group (KEAG). We are a well established NPO with over 18 years experience of environmental project management on the Cape Peninsula. KEAG is excited to take on the new challenge of managing the Shark Spotting Programme, and would like to thank Nature Conservation Corporation, and especially Yvonne Kamp, for managing the project so efficiently for the past 4 years, and for the easy transition in the handover and for their continued support.
It is our hope that the Shark Spotting Programme will tie in with our other existing programmes, particularly our Marine Data Researchers, who collect data regarding recreational fishing activities and other environmental and biological issues of interest on the South Peninsula. By combining and sharing information and training for these two programmes we will not only be able to further enrich and educate the employees, but also create an observational network for the whole Peninsula. This network will record sightings of all marine and coastal organisms and events of biological and ecological interest and importance.
We are also appealing to anybody who lives or frequents the Peninsula coastline to submit photos or information regarding interesting sightings they have recorded. If you have seen anything of interest, from washed up marine organisms, to whale sightings, to rare birds or flowers in our coastal environment, please email us with the details, location, date and time and a photo if possible to keag@ct.lia.net.
If you have any questions or queries regarding the management of the project or about KEAG please do not hesitate to contact us using the details below:
Tel/Fax: 021 783 3433
Email: keag@ct.lia.net
Web: www.keag.org.za

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