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Plett Raptor Conservation NPC

The centre at the Heath Complex Plettenberg Bay has a long history of rescue and rehabilitation of birds of prey in the area. Although it has changed hands and been rebranded over the years, the important conservation work for which it is known and loved by the local and broader conservation community has been consistent. Raptor Rescue Plett opened it’s doors in September 2020, taking over the premises as well as adopting some of the resident birds from the previous owner Dennis Robson. The centre was founded in December 2008 by Dennis Robson, Janet Forrest and Henk Chalmers from Eagle Encounters Garden Route. In January 2011, Dennis and Janet split from Eagle Encounters and rebranded as Radical Raptors. After firmly establishing their reputation in Plettenberg Bay, Dennis relocated to Gouritzmond, where he continues to work in the field of wildlife rehabilitation. Mark Robson gained his experience and expertise while employed and apprenticing under his brother Dennis. He was fortunate to be able to take on the mantle of his brother and to continue working with the birds he has grown to love after Dennis’ relocation. The centre is now run by Mark and his partner Laura Fotheringham trading as Raptor Rescue Plettenberg Bay.