Sunday, December 2, 2012

SAMREC needs your help

"If nothing is done to conserve the African Penguin then they will be extinct in only 4 years." 
Quite an alarming statement, isn't it?  The buzz word may be rhino conservation, but I truly think that people should also start to seriously look at penguin conservation at the same time.  One place that does a sterling job here in Port Elizabeth with penguin conservation and who desperately need people to support them with funding as they support the rhino initiatives, is the South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre.  SAMREC are run by mostly volunteers and funding is needed for them to expand both their rehabilitation as well as their educational initiatives.  I try to assist as much as I can by including SAMREC in media and tourism trade visits to the city, but they desperately need so much more.  In the picture Libby Sharwood, the Director at SAMREC is showing a group of representatives from South African Tourism around the facility.


  1. I definitely want to visit SAMREC while in SA. Maybe I can help spread the word.

  2. time to visit the penguins at Boulders Beach