Conservation

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

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

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

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