Chris and Mathilde Stuart are renowned for their work in wildlife research. Having spent the past 40 years travelling the globe, they’ve captured their findings in a host of beautiful and bestselling nature guides. In their own words, the couple shares with us some of the highlights from their journey.
A story of survival – Richard Peirce investigates the sudden disappearance of great white sharks from Gansbaai in his book Orca
Its flourish of great whites is Gansbaai’s claim to fame, and a large part of its success, so when its shiver of sharks started to disappear, the small Western Cape town faced a conundrum. Shark conservationist and author of Orca, Richard Peirce, investigated the sudden retreat.
Don’t miss a free webinar on Palaces of Stone: Uncovering Ancient Southern African Kingdoms, presented by Prof. Tom Huffman (21 Jul)
Join Struik Nature for a RoomToGrow Kirstenbosch online talk with Professor Tim Huffman on Palaces of Stone: Uncovering Ancient Southern African Kingdoms.
Pangolins rescued from traffickers come in all shapes, sizes and states of health.
Matthew and Mary Ann Syphus have been observing Cape Clawless Otters on the Cape Peninsula coastline for the past 18 years and have kept meticulous records of each encounter.
Pangolins: Scales of Injustice by Richard Peirce will be launched on World Pangolin Day on 20 February 2021.
Wild Dogs are commanding the spotlight when it comes to passion, curiosity, intrigue and research.
Cradling life – the wonders of the Cradle-Magaliesberg environs – don’t miss this virtual panel discussion (1 Dec)
The Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve and Cradle of Humankind comprise an utterly unique region.
The Overberg’s Renosterveld is in deep trouble: with just 5 per cent remaining, this incredible biodiversity hotspot requires urgent attention and conservation action.
First Field Guide to Mushrooms of Southern Africa – the perfect pocket-sized book, suitable for both adult and younger enthusiasts
First Field Guide to Mushrooms of Southern Africa by Margo Branch is out now from Struik Nature, an imprint of Penguin Random House SA.
Pangolins: Scales of Injustice by Richard Peirce – a timely expose of the pangolin trade and Covid-19
Pangolins: Scales of Injustice by Richard Peirce is out now from Penguin Random House SA.
Pocket Guide: Fynbos features over 300 of the most spectacular and commonly seen species from South Africa’s renowned floral kingdom – all in one handy, easy-to-use guide.
A celebration of the diversity of African birds – Peacocks and Picathartes: Reflections on Africa’s Birdlife, out now!
Peacocks and Picathartes: Reflections on Africa’s Birdlife is a celebration of the diversity of African birds, focusing on families that occur only in Africa as well as iconic families and species that, despite having close relatives in other parts of the world, seem to embody something of Africa.
Don’t miss the launch of Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa (PLUS a visual presentation!) in Kloof (6 Mar)
Kloof Conservancy and Penguin Random House invite you to the launch of Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa.
Orca: The Day the Great White Sharks Disappeared – Richard Peirce explores what’s behind these strange events
Great white sharks vanish from Cape Town and no one knows why … or do we? Orca: The Day the Great White Sharks Disappeared is the thrilling new title by shark conservationist Richard Peirce.
Struik Nature Publisher Pippa Parker receives Special Honorary Award from the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (South African Academy for Science and Arts)
Pippa Parker, the Publications Manager/Publisher of Struik Nature at Penguin Random House SA, has been awarded a Special Honorary Award by the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (South African Academy for Science and Arts).
WIN a hamper including Field Guide to Mushrooms, Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, PLUS an entomology toolkit worth R1170!
WIN 1 of 2 hampers that include a copy of Field Guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of South Africa, Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, PLUS an entomology toolkit worth R1,170!
Field Guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of South Africa – an essential guide for all nature lovers, foragers and foodies!
‘Who and what would we be without elephants in the world? What would their extinction say about the human species? What would be the cost of the loss of this animal to the landscapes, to the ecology of other species such as insects, birds, mammals, plants and trees and more … and to the human psyche?’ – Dr Ian McCallum