Did You Know

South Africa occupies only 0.8% of the world’s land area yet boasts nearly 3% of the world’s plants and approximately 7% of its reptiles, birds and mammals.

This makes South Africa the third most biodiverse country in the world (following Indonesia and Brazil). Citizen scientists play a vital role in helping to keep track of where these species are found and how many there are.

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Whale Coast Conservation has started a citizen science project to monitor the occurrence of the Cape Dwarf Chameleon. If you see one in your garden or on a walk, please tell Sherainewhen and where you saw it.