Forestry through the lens

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Larry Bent­ley

PHO­TOG­RA­PHERS and the gen­eral pub­lic are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in a Forestry South Africa (FSA) project to pro­mote the bio­di­ver­sity and nat­u­ral beauty found on forestry-owned land in South Africa.

The Forestry Ex­plained In­sta­gram ac­count (forestry_­ex­plained) was ini­ti­ated to raise aware­ness about rare and threat­ened species found in and around South Africa’s com­mer­cial forests and to dis­pel the myth that forestry-owned lands are ‘green deserts’.

The im­ages are col­lected from a range of sources in­clud­ing cam­era traps, re­search ex­pe­di­tions and forestry pho­to­graphic li­braries (both com­pany owned and per­sonal) and the site is up­dated twice a week.

By us­ing In­sta­gram more peo­ple are be­ing made aware of the con­ser­va­tion ar­eas pro­tected within our plan­ta­tions.

It also gives a glimpse of the an­i­mals that in­habit or roam the plan­ta­tions.

Any wildlife or na­ture pho­tos cap­tured on forestry-owned land can be sent to info@forestry­ex­plained.co.za

Please pro­vide as much in­for­ma­tion as pos­si­ble in­clud­ing a cap­tion for the im­age, where it was taken and who should be cred­ited.

The pub­lic can also get in­volved on In­sta­gram by fol­low­ing the In­sta­gram ac­count(@forestry_­ex­plained) and post­ing forestry-re­lated im­ages and tag­ging @forestry_­ex­plained and by us­ing the hash­tag #dis­cov­er­forestry on all your forestry posts.

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