Conservation

MORE ON THE NATIONAL IBA PROGRAMME

Posted on the 14th May 2012
IBA NATIONAL PROGRAMME One of the most exciting news items for this week is the launch of the IBA online directory pages. Since the launch earlier this week, the directory webpage has received more t... Read more

THE LATEST ON LUDWIG'S BUSTARD

Posted on the 4th May 2012
(Romi Boom, The Editor of wildcard.co.za kindly gave us permission to load this. - Ed.) Ludwig’s Bustard became a globally Endangered species in 2010 due to increasing collisions with power lin... Read more

AVIAN MALARIA IN WESTERN CAPE BIRDS

Posted on the 4th May 2012
(Romi Boom, the Editor of wildcard.co.za, kindly gave us permission to load this. - Ed.) Avian malaria in Western Cape birds Avian malaria occurs worldwide on most continents. In the Western Cape it... Read more

BLACK SPARROWHAWKS ARE MOVING WEST

Posted on the 4th April 2012
Hi Team SABAP2, Have a look at this amazing range shift, only made visible because you have helped us collect the data that reveal the pattern. Every single atlas checklist is a piece in the big jigs... Read more

NEW MAP TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF WINDFARMS ON BIRDS

Posted on the 26th March 2012
New map to reduce the impact of wind farms on South Africa’s birds The Endangered Wildlife Trust and BirdLife South Africa want to ensure that wind farms are developed at sites which do not neg... Read more

DRAFT MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 19th March 2012
Dear Stakeholder, We are proud to announce that we have submitted the draft management plan for Agulhas National Park to the Department of Environmental Affairs for comment and approval. The draft m... Read more

SPECIAL WATCH ON SECRETARYBIRD & WHITE-BELLIED KORHAAN

Posted on the 15th February 2012
Hi all Two additional species have been added to the 'special watch' section of the SABAP2 website - Secretarybird and White-bellied Korhaan (http://sabap2.adu.org.za and click on the 'special watc... Read more

MARTIAL EAGLES IN TROUBLE

Posted on the 14th February 2012
Hi folks Click on this link to read the full story about the decline in the distribution of Martial Eagles (Polemaetus bellicosus) - http://sabap2.adu.org.za/ The current top story in the latest new... Read more

AVIAN WIND FARM SENSITIVITY MAP

Posted on the 24th January 2012
Hi to all After nearly 18 months of constructive debate and discussion, I am happy to announce that the first version of the Avian Wind Farm Sensitivity map is now available on the BirdLife Sou... Read more

PROBLEMS FOR LANGEBAAN EAGLES?

Posted on the 9th January 2012
Through a chance meeting of a friend who is the environmental member on Ward 6 Committee (Langebaan) and one of the people who look after the Langebaan Eagles, learned that there is a DEIR for develop... Read more

KINDLY REPORT BIRDS ENTANGLED WITH PLASTIC

Posted on the 17th December 2011
John Keyser, National Co-ordinator of International Coastal Cleanup for Plastics SA, is inviting members of BirdLife South Africa and of the birding community in general to report incidences of bir... Read more

LIST OF THREATENED & ENDANGERED ECOSYSTEMS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted on the 14th December 2011
Dear CER Subscriber, Latest news from our website: 'List of Threatened and Endangered Ecosystems finally gazetted' On 9 December 2011, the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs finally pu... Read more

A MALLARD CONTROL PROGRAMME

Posted on the 2nd December 2011
Invasive species: Mallard Control Programme · Hanneline Smit attended a National Problem Bird Forum meeting at EWT offices on 31 October. This meeting included a follow up on responsibilities ... Read more

THE CONSERVATION OF SECRETARYBIRDS

Posted on the 2nd December 2011
(This is a summary of the work being done at BirdLife South Africa on the conservation of Secretarybirds) Secretarybirds · Funding is being sourced for BirdLife South Africa’s work on S... Read more

MAKING POWER LINES SAFER FOR BIRDS

Posted on the 24th November 2011
UN Wildlife Meeting Pushes to Make Power Lines Safer for Birds International Reports Address Impact of Power Lines on Migratory Birds, Offering Solutions to Avoid Collisions and Electrocution Ber... Read more