Conservation

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

PROPOSED POSITION STATEMENT ON SOLAR POWER FACILITIES

Posted on the 17th March 2011
BirdLife South Africa Position Statement on the effect of solar power facilities on birds - BirdLife South Africa (BLSA) acknowledges that South Africa is one of the top 10 developing countries whic... Read more

BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT PLANS FOR CRANES

Posted on the 14th February 2011
As was discussed at the 2010 EWT-African Crane Conservation Programme’s AGM held at Kasoega in the Eastern Cape, we will be developing Biodiversity Management Plans for Species (BMP-S) for each ... Read more

PROCLAMATION OF CAPE TOWN'S NATURE RESERVES

Posted on the 11th February 2011
Important we need your support ---- refer to Hayley Wittridge's emails below and to the media release below. Refer to the website below which contains our reserve boundaries and management plans fo... Read more

NGO's CALL FOR MINING & PROSPECTING PROHIBITION

Posted on the 5th February 2011
Mining and prospecting prohibition call by NGOs Johannesburg, 1 February 2011: BirdLife South Africa supports the formal request by the Centre for Environmental Rights to the Minister of Mineral Res... Read more

PROCLAMATION OF FALSE BAY NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 4th February 2011
Dear All, You have all probably heard about the proclamation process that is taking place at the moment for the False Bay Nature Reserve. We are currently in the stage of public participation which... Read more

IMPORTANT BIRDS AREAS TO CREATE AWARENESS ABOUT BIRDS

Posted on the 17th January 2011
The Important Bird Areas (IBA) Programme is one of the largest global conservation programmes, and nearly 11 000 sites have been identified and declared IBAs. After a site has been declared an IBA, th... Read more

INTRODUCTION TO BLSA's WORK DURING 2010

Posted on the 5th December 2010
(Herewith we copy the introductory comments to Mark Anderson's report to the Council of the organisation on 4 December 2010.  It gives a good summary of what had been achieved during 2010. - Ed.)... Read more

BLSA's WORK ON TERRESTRIAL BIRDS

Posted on the 5th December 2010
(This overview of BirdLife South Africa's work on terrestrial species was taken from CEO Mark Anderson', report to Council on 4 December 2010. - Ed.) One of BirdLife South Africa’s priorities i... Read more

BLSA's WORK ON SEABIRDS

Posted on the 5th December 2010
(This overview of BLSA's work on seabirds during 2010 was taken from CEO Mark Anderson's report to Council on 4 December 2010. - Ed.) Seabirds Dr Ross Wanless is the Manager of the Seabird Division,... Read more

KINDLY REPORT SIGHTINGS OF INDIAN HOUSE CROWS

Posted on the 27th October 2010
The City of Cape Town's Invasive Alien Species department, together with CapeNature, is working on the programme to overcome the House Crow problem in and around Cape Town. The co-ordinator for the Ci... Read more

DEALING WITH MAJOR DEVELOPMENTAL THREATS TO IBA

Posted on the 16th September 2010
DEALING WITH MAJOR DEVELOPMENTAL THREATS TO IMPORTANT BIRD AREAS (IBAs) Introduction  Habitat loss remains one of the biggest threats to birds and the environment in South Africa and the rest ... Read more

NEW FISHING LINE RECOVERY PROGRAM

Posted on the 14th September 2010
Trust launches Fishing Line Recovery & Recycling Program The Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) in association with Overstrand Municipality, Gansbaai Administration, is very excited to be esta... Read more