Bush clearing threatens critically endangered pipefish
Deteriorating water quality as farmers, miners raze catchment thicket, putting pressure on super-rare estuarine creature
One of the rarest animals in Africa, found exclusively in a couple of estuaries on the Eastern Cape’s Sunshine Coast, is being threatened by a growing trend of illegal land clearing in river catchments.
The problem was revealed in a new study by a Rhodes University group that focuses on the rehabilitation of the subtropical thicket vegetation which blankets the home of the critically endangered estuarine pipefish east of Algoa Bay...
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