Conservation

NEWS ON THE GOUGH ISLAND RESTORATION PROGRAMME

Posted on the 27th November 2020
RSPB Council gives the go ahead for 2021 restoration operation Following the postponement of the Gough Island Restoration operation this year due to Covid-19, RSPB council trustees met on Tuesd... Read more

A close shave for a scarce bird of prey

Posted on the 18th September 2020
(Media release by BirdLife South Africa on 18 September 2020, Johannesburg)  Eagle-eyed conservationists are helping protect our country’s natural resourcesin the face of a rapidly c... Read more

OVERBERG PRECINCT WINTER CAR COUNT 25 JULY 2020

Posted on the 14th September 2020
Another glorious day for our winter count. Sunshine, no wind, generally good visibility. Some coastal roads had a bit of mist to begin with, but on the whole most routes leaders commented how their... Read more

South Africa is a world leader in Key Biodiversity Areas

Posted on the 25th August 2020
In 2016 the global conservation community developed a globally recognised standard to identify KBAs - the most important sites for biodiversity globally. In 2019/20, South Africa became the fi... Read more

A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT

Posted on the 22nd April 2020
BirdLife South Africa is proud to support BirdLife International in its call to the United Nations to make a 'healthy natural environment' a human right. After all, South Africa is one of v... Read more

COMMENTING ON DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS

Posted on the 13th April 2020
A GENERAL NOTICE TO BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CLUB MEMBERS The unrealistic and unsustainable time spent on BirdLife Overberg work and commitments were discussed fairly comprehensively in the annual repor... Read more

Covid-19 and Single-Use Plastics

Posted on the 6th April 2020
Interesting letter received form the Global Ecobrick Alliance: Dear Anton, This a top priority Global Ecobrick Alliance (GEA) bulletin were sending to full GoBrik database. We hope this finds... Read more

A look back at some of the biggest bird conservation stories of 2019 - BirdLife International

Posted on the 27th March 2020
A lot can happen in a year. Browse some of the most important advances in bird conservation science that happened over 2019: part of the yearly update to our flagship publication, State of the Worl... Read more

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CONSERVATION REPORT FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2020

Posted on the 23rd March 2020
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CONSERVATION REPORT FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2020 This report reviews progress with the various projects forming part of BirdLife Overberg’s CleanMarine campaign and a few... Read more

REPORTING BIRD COLLISIONS WITH OVERHEAD WIRES

Posted on the 27th February 2020
The importance of reporting collisions with overhead electrical wires is very well illustrated by this example: This morning I received the report below from Steve Peck of a Denham’s Bustard ... Read more

FLIGHT HIGHER COURSES IN 2020

Posted on the 3rd February 2020
The contents of the Flight Higher course for more experienced birders have now been adapted to a workshop format rather a lecture format. A variety of talks are now available and the decisions of w... Read more

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CONSERVATION REPORT FOR 2019

Posted on the 1st January 2020
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CONSERVATION REPORT 2019 This report reviews progress with the six projects forming part of BirdLife Overberg’s CleanMarine campaign and a few other conservation related... Read more

REPORT ON ADDRESSING THE LITTERING OF CIGARETTE BUTTS (2019)

Posted on the 19th December 2019
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CLEANMARINE PROJECT 4: REPORT ON ADDRESSING THE LITTERING OF CIGARETTE BUTTS (2019) This project is one of six forming part of BirdLife Overberg’s CleanMarine camp... Read more

REPORT ON COORDINATED WATERBIRD COUNTS DURING 2019

Posted on the 18th December 2019
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CLEANMARINE PROJECT 2: REPORT ON THE QUARTERLY CO-ORDINATED WATERBIRD COUNTS (CWACs) ALONG THE OVERSTRAND ESTUARIES (2019) This project is one of six campaigns forming p... Read more

MEDIA RELEASE: KINDLY COLLECT FISHING LINE ALONG OUR COASTLINE

Posted on the 16th December 2019
Marine litter affects a variety of marine animals, notably turtles, coastal birds and whales. Fishing line and other fishery-related products pose a major problem as marine creatures may become ent... Read more