Forestry through the lens
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 email@example.com
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.