Conservation

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

GLOBAL LONGLINE FISHERIES CONTINUE DRIVING ALBATROSS DECLINES

Posted on the 8th June 2011
BirdLife South Africa media release Global longline fisheries continue driving albatross declines Seabirds continue to be killed in vast numbers as fisheries managers fail to stem the tide, but Sout... Read more

PENDING BUFFER ZONE FOR THE AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 5th June 2011
The buffer zone concept is included in NEMA (National Environmental Management Act 107, 1998) and was published in the Government Gazette of the 5th March 2011. It is also based on the White Paper for... Read more

OVERSTRAND NOW AN IMPORTANT BIRD AREA

Posted on the 31st May 2011
BirdLife International, one of the largest conservation alliances in the world with over 120 country members recently confirmed that the Overstrand municipal area has been proclaimed as an Important B... Read more

ROSS WANLESS REPORTS ON EXPEDITION TO MARION & PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDS

Posted on the 9th May 2011
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRAVEL – TRIP REPORT Ross Wanless Participation in research expedition to Prince Edward Islands Title of voyage Research expedition to the Prince Edward Islands D... Read more

GOOD NEWS FROM LANGEBAAN LAGOON

Posted on the 5th May 2011
Landowner gets three days to explain land stripping decision The landowner who ploughed up vegetation on the south-eastern banks of the Langebaan Lagoon last week has been given three days to justify... Read more

TAGGED VERREAUX'S EAGLES RE-SIGHTED

Posted on the 4th May 2011
Dear all, Thought I would try to divert the attention from the developing and predictable discussion between pet owners and non pet owners to the good news that another tagged eagle has been re-sight... Read more

LIST OF IMPORTANT BIRD AREAS IN THE WESTERN CAPE

Posted on the 3rd May 2011
IBA’s - WESTERN CAPE IBA’s are areas declared as being important for birds for specific reasons based on international criteria. This may mean that the area is important for a particular ... Read more

KOGELBERG BIOSPHERE RESERVE FRAMEWORK PLAN

Posted on the 26th April 2011
NOTIFICATION OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS KOGELBERG BIOSPHERE RESERVE STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION PROCESS TO PREPARE A FRAMEWORK PLAN The Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve Company (KBRC) has appointed co... Read more