Conservation

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

SOUTHERN BLACK KORHAAN IN TROUBLE

Posted on the 10th August 2010
(Prof Les Underhill reports as follows on the ADU website - Ed.). PhD student Sally Hofmeyr is attending the annual "Fynbos Forum" meeting, being held this year in Citrusdal from 3–6 ... Read more

APPEAL TO DELAY DECISION ON BANTAMSKLIP NUCLEAR POWER STATION

Posted on the 22nd July 2010
(This appeal comes from the latest e-newsletter of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. - Ed.) Delay decision on nuclear power station Proposed nuclear power station threatens penguins, sharks and wh... Read more

A SELECTION OF LINKS TO ARTICLES ON WIND FARMS

Posted on the 22nd July 2010
(Dr. Stuart Shearer forwarded this letter, together with a series of links to information on wind farms to Dr. Hanneline Smit, the conservation manager of BirdLife South Africa. The links certainly ma... Read more

INSPIRING GREAT VISION FOR SEABIRD CONSERVATION

Posted on the 30th June 2010
Cape Town, 30 June 2010:  BirdLife South Africa, in collaboration with Carl Zeiss (Pty) Ltd., is rewarding fishermen who are trying to improve fishing techniques to help save endangered seabir... Read more

THREE MORE SPECIES HEADING FOR EXTINCTION

Posted on the 17th June 2010
Johannesburg, 15 June 2010:  Three of South Africa’s flagship bird species have moved closer to extinction, according to the 2010 IUCN Red List. The African Penguin’s status has chang... Read more

AFRICAN PENGUIN NOW OFFICIALLY ENDANGERED

Posted on the 30th May 2010
African Penguins have been sliding towards extinction since industrial fishing started around the Cape. The last four years have seen a population crash. BirdLife International has changed their conse... Read more

SOME RAPTORS ON THE INCREASE?

Posted on the 25th May 2010
With all the talk about a massive decline in Raptors across Africa, I wondered if there are any raptors that seem to show an increase. Of course there is the urban spread of some raptors like Little S... Read more