Christina Hagen

Christina Hagen

BirdLife South Africa

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Published on Mar 14, 2017

Lights, camera, action!

The camera traps have been up since November now, and I’ve kept you all waiting for some photos for too long! First the set up: the cameras are in security boxes mounted on wooden poles which were ...

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Published on Nov 13, 2016

Getting started!

I’m excited to let you all know that I have purchased my camera traps for this project! After talking to colleagues I decided to get Ltl Acorn cameras, as they are good quality and there is a suppl...

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Published on Sep 02, 2016

Fully funded!

I wanted to say a BIG thank you to all the generous backers who helped us to reach our target funding! All the donations, large and small helped us reach our goal just in time!I have been blown awa...

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Published on Sep 01, 2016

Happy Spring Day!

For those of you in the northern hemisphere , September means that you're heading into autumn, but in South Africa, 1 September is always seen as the first day of spring. It is getting warmer and t...

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Published on Aug 24, 2016

Fun with penguin crafts

For a bit of fun on #WaddleWednesday (and with Christmas just 4 months away), we thought it might be fun to show you how to include penguins in your holiday celebrations! You will ne...

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Published on Aug 16, 2016

Project deadline extended!

We have decided to extend the project deadline until the end of August to give us more time to reach our target. So please help us get there by sharing with your friends and family!We're just under...

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Published on Aug 09, 2016

African Penguin predators

One of the reasons African penguins breed on islands is due to their inaccessibility for mainland mammalian predators.  As our project aims to establish a mainland colony, the possible presence of,...

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Published on Jul 27, 2016

Learn about African Penguins

The African Penguin used to be known as the Jackass Penguin because of the donkey-like braying sound it makes during mating season. However, three other penguin species make a similar sound. So the...

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Thanks Cindy! He is cute!
Sep 07, 2016
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Thanks very much Cecilia! I'll post updates as soon as work gets going.
Sep 07, 2016
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Thanks Filipe! I was a bit worried for a bit, but thanks to all the wonderful backers, we made it!
Sep 07, 2016
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Thanks Jock- we think so too!
Aug 22, 2016
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Experiment is an "all-or-nothing" fundraising platform. So if we don't make the target, we don't get the funds... We're working hard to make sure that doesn't happen though! Please help by sharing!
Aug 18, 2016
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Thanks for the interesting questions. Penguins can't defend themselves very well against predators such as leopard and caracal because of their small size- they also don't run very fast! But adults can defend themselves and their chicks against smaller predators (like mongoose). They have really sharp beaks! Living in a colony helps individual penguins because it is then less likely that they will be chosen by the predator.
Aug 15, 2016
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Thanks Violet! I'd be grateful if you'd share the project with your friends to help me get there!
Jul 29, 2016
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Thanks Philip, that's a good suggestion that I'll explore.
Jul 28, 2016
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Thank you Shamin! They are fascinating animals and we'll do our best to save them!
Jul 26, 2016
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Thanks Filipe! We do too.
Jul 26, 2016
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