Pioneering project to help save African penguins takes off, bringing renewed hope for the endangered species

Out on the shores of the De Hoop Nature Reserve, Christina Hagen has positioned 30 life-like cement African penguin decoys on prominent rocks while loudspeakers broadcast their distinctive calls. 

This is to lure passing African penguins to the reserve in the Overberg region, by tricking them into thinking that a colony already exists here.

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Sheree Bega
Sheree Bega is an environment reporter at the Mail & Guardian.

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