Conservation

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

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

EWT & BLSA POSITION STATEMENT ON WIND ENERGY FACILITIES

Posted on the 30th May 2011
The environmental impacts of the wind energy industry in South Africa remain largely unknown as the existing small installations on the West Coast have not provided any useful data. In the absence of ... 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

THE WHEATBELT IMPORTANT BIRD AREA DEBATE

Posted on the 15th April 2011
(There is an interesting debate developing about the possible extention of the Wheatbelt IBA.  What do you think?  - Ed.) Hello Keith, Many thanks for this - sounds like you did a sterling... Read more

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS ON AFRICAN PENGUIN CONFEFRENCE

Posted on the 27th March 2011
Ornithological Observations, a joint initiative of the ADU and BirdLife South Africa, is an e-journal which publishes information about birds. A new article was put on the OO website today (http://... Read more

CRANE BLOG AVAILABLE AGAIN

Posted on the 26th March 2011
Dear Crane Supporters, The Cranes are blogging again – please visit the blog on EWT’s blog – Crane Call – for the first blog by Kerryn Morrison, the Manager of the African Cra... Read more