Rough Moss Frog on rock
One frog, one mountain

One frog, one mountain

The Rough Moss Frog is a Critically Endangered frog species found only on a single mountain range, the Klein Swartberg, in the Overberg district of the Western Cape, South Africa. In 2020 we realized that this little frog was in big trouble.

Jun 2, 2022
Vervet Monkey on ladder bridge
How did the monkey cross the road?

How did the monkey cross the road?

The Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) has adapted to thrive in human-altered landscapes. However, this also means they face many risks from humans and their activities.

May 2, 2022
Frogs: Friends, fortune, or foes ?

Frogs: Friends, fortune, or foes ?

While Leap Day for Frogs does highlight the threats to these creatures, it also celebrates them and creates an appreciation for them, which is the first step towards recognising their importance.

Apr 7, 2022
Attempting to resurrect the dead: Herpetological surveys within the Woodbush region of Limpopo Province.

Attempting to resurrect the dead: Herpetological surveys within the Woodbush region of Limpopo Province.

The Conservation Science Unit has been working on an ongoing project that aims to fill knowledge gaps on the distribution of Endangered species across South Africa.

Aug 2, 2021
Conservation Conversations

Conservation Conversations

“How well we communicate with each other about nature and environmental affairs will affect how well we address the ecological crisis’’ (Meisner, Environmental Communication: What is it and why it matters, 2015)

Jun 30, 2021