Conservation

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

DRAFT KOGELBERG BIOSPHERE MANAGEMENT PLAN

Posted on the 2nd November 2011
Draft Kogelberg Biosphere Framework Plan The compilation of the Framework Plan (FP) has been identified by the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve Company as a mechanism to address the need to develop a sp... Read more

PLEASE SIGN THIS ONLINE PETITION AGAINST BANTAMSKLIP

Posted on the 3rd October 2011
A personal appeal from the chair of Savebantamsklip campaign: This is a community project, entirely created and funded by people like you. This petition and its effectiveness for its purpose is up to... Read more

AFRICAN GRASS OWLS IN TROUBLE

Posted on the 28th September 2011
Hi all. The latest news items on the SABAP2 (http://sabap2.adu.org.za) and MyBirdPatch (http://mybirdpatch.adu.org.za) websites show the range-change map of the African Grass-Owl in South Africa. Al... Read more

POSITION STATEMENT ON THE DISTURBANCE & HARMING OF SEABIRDS

Posted on the 5th September 2011
BirdLife South Africa Position Statement on the disturbance and harming of seabirds Seabirds are commonly found foraging in the same areas as those targeted by fishermen. ... Read more

ON THE IMPACT OF BIRDS ON ORCHARDS & VINEYARDS

Posted on the 20th August 2011
(It is the time of year when we start receiving many complaints and queries from fruit farmers on the negative impact that birds have on orchards and vineyards.  We received the following an... Read more

IMPORTANT BIRD AREAS: INTERACTIVE MAPS

Posted on the 10th August 2011
Important Bird Areas – Interactive Map “There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before”. Th... Read more

APPROPRIATE FISHING - READ THIS

Posted on the 20th July 2011
New bird-friendly fishing gear lands big fish Cape Town, 20 July. Seventeen of the world’s 22 albatross species are threatened with extinction, with longline fishing responsible for much of t... Read more

TUNGSTEN PROJECT NEAR PIKETBERG: APPROVAL OF PROSPECTING APPLICATION

Posted on the 8th July 2011
PROPOSED RIVIERA TUNGSTEN PROJECT NEAR PIKETBERG : APPLICATION FOR A PROSPECTING RIGHT IN TERMS OF SECTION 16 OF THE MINERAL AND PETROLEUM RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ACT, 2002 (ACT 28 OF 2002) : TO PROSPEC... Read more

HOW TO UNTANGLE A BIRD FROM A HOOK

Posted on the 7th July 2011
We have been getting quite a few reports of fishermen leaving seabirds with hooks and line trailing from them. This is possibly due to lack of education on how to properly handle these birds or being ... Read more

RED-BILLED QUELEAS MOVING INTO THE WESTERN CAPE

Posted on the 28th June 2011
The newest range change map to be displayed on the SABAP2 website http://sabap2.adu.org.za (currently top item of latest news, and with permanent URL http://sabap2.adu.org.za/news.php?id=1727) shows h... Read more

SECREATRY BIRD & HOODED VULTURE NOW GLOBALLY THREATENED

Posted on the 17th June 2011
FYI - Following the recent release of the 2011 IUCN Red List update, you will note that two of the big African birds (Secretarybird and Hooded Vulture) were up-listed to join the list of globally thre... Read more

DYER ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST COMMENTS ON PROPOSED BANTAMSKLIP SITE

Posted on the 13th June 2011
(This letter originally appeared in the Hermanus Times on 10 June 2011. - Ed.) NUCLEAR POWER STATION RESPONSE In March 2010, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust submitted a letter of concerns regardi... Read more