Conservation

JENNY PARSON'S LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE OYSTERCATCHERS AT PRINGLE BAY

Posted on the 3rd September 2018
One of the main aims of BirdLife Overberg's CleanMarine campaign is to focus on the protection of African Oystercatcher and White-fronted Plover nest sites along the Overstrand coastline. The n... Read more

REDUCING THE VOLUME OF HOUSEHOLD WASTE GOING TO LANDFILL AND ADDRESSING ELECTRONIC WASTE

Posted on the 23rd August 2018
Reducing the household waste stream and cutting the use of single use plastics (Part 2) – Reducing the volume of waste going to landfill and addressing electronic waste. In the second a... Read more

MORE ON ECOBRICKS AND THE FIGHT AGAINST SINGLE USE PLASTICS

Posted on the 10th August 2018
In the first article on handy hints to reduce one’s household waste stream we highlight the making of Ecobricks. The Ecobrick movement has gained a huge following throughout the world. Find d... Read more

PLEASE REPORT BREEDING SECRETARYBIRDS

Posted on the 1st August 2018
BirdLife South Africa’s Secretarybird Project would like to request your assistance in locating breeding Secretarybirds across Southern Africa. If you have any historical records of nest loca... Read more

PINKEY NGEWU IS OUR OYSTERCATCHER HERO FOR THE MONTH OF JULY

Posted on the 18th July 2018
The “Oystercatcher Hero of the Month award” was created to honour community members or organisations that make significant contributions to the conservation of our coastline and estuari... Read more

AVIAN FLU IN SEABIRDS

Posted on the 18th July 2018
(This article first appeared in the E-newsletter of BirdLife South Africa in July 2018 - Ed.) We’ve all had ‘the flu’. The disease is synonymous with the sniffles, winter, war... Read more

WHO TO CONTACT WHEN INJURED OR POISONED RAPTORS ARE FOUND

Posted on the 10th July 2018
Here is a provisional list of specialists that could be contacted if injured or poisoned birds of prey are found. REHABILITATION CENTRES • Kerri Wolter of Vulpro in the Magaliesberg ar... Read more

ECOBRICKS AND THE FIGHT AGAINST SINGLE USE PLASTICS

Posted on the 1st July 2018
This is PLASTIC FREE JULY, an international campaign aimed at reducing and eventually eliminating our use of single use plastics. Sign up at www.plasticfreejuly.com to receive many handy, practical... Read more

THE CLEANMARINE OYSTERCATCHER HERO FOR MAY: MICHAEL RAIMONDO

Posted on the 20th May 2018
Michael Raimondo, of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve and owner of Green Renaissance was the worthy recipient of BirdLife Overberg's CleanMarine Oystercatcher Hero award last night. Many out... Read more

CALL FOR DONATIONS TO SUSTAIN BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN

Posted on the 18th May 2018
BirdLife Overberg’s CleanMarine conservation campaign is explained in this summary first published in the BirdLife South Africa E-newsletter. This is a call to members, partners and other lik... Read more

FEEDBACK ON CLEANMARINE PROJECT DEVELOPMENTS

Posted on the 2nd May 2018
We have received our first fishing line bins and the revamped identification brochures on the common coastal birds of the Western Cape! The fishing line bins will be put up at key spots along t... Read more

The Moutonshoek Protected Environment (MPE) is South Africa’s newest privately protected area

Posted on the 23rd April 2018
The Moutonshoek community protect their land to conserve our natural heritage and the water catchment for Verlorenvlei estuary  The Moutonshoek Protected Environment (MPE) is South Africa&... Read more

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTAL CLEANUP ON 14 APRIL 2018

Posted on the 15th April 2018
Eleven volunteers together with fourteen children from the Recycle Swop Shop participated in the seventh monthly BirdLife Overberg coastal cleanup along the Vermont shoreline. The group started fro... Read more

THE SOUTH AFRICAN BIRD ATLAS PROJECT - PROTOCOL EXPLAINED

Posted on the 7th April 2018
Southern African Bird Atlas Project (SABAP): The Protocol Explained Introduction The atlas protocol is a survey protocol, designed to record the presence of as many bird species as possible ... Read more

REPORT FOR MARCH 2018: PROGRESS WITH THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CAMPAIGN ON THE CONSERVATION OF OUR COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES

Posted on the 27th March 2018
REPORT FOR MARCH 2018: PROGRESS WITH THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CAMPAIGN ON THE CONSERVATION OF OUR COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES BACKGROUND Members of BirdLife Overberg decided to prioritise the spendin... Read more