Conservation

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

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

AFRICAN PENGUIN FACT SHEET

Posted on the 2nd May 2010
A FEW NOTES ON THE STATUS OF THE AFRICAN PENGUINS The African Penguin Spheniscus demersus (Brilpikkewyn) is one of seven seabird species that is a breeding endemic of the Benguela current... Read more

ARE OUR BUSTARDS IN TROUBLE? (with images)

Posted on the 18th April 2010
A recent preliminary conservation assessment has shown that South Africa’s bustards and korhaans are one of our country’s most threatened groups of birds. Ten species of bustards occur in ... Read more

SOUTH ATLANTIC BECOMES MORE SEABIRD-FRIENDLY

Posted on the 16th April 2010
BirdLife International and WWF-South Africa recently achieved a major conservation success by improving the methods used by commercial fishermen in the south-east Atlantic Ocean to avoid killing seabi... Read more

OVERSTRAND ESTUARIES IN CRISIS

Posted on the 22nd March 2010
OUR ESTUARIES IN CRISIS! Much has already been written in the Hermanus Times about the critical condition of the Overstrand’s river estuaries. The level of pollution in the Klein, Bot-Kleinmond... Read more

NEW DEVELOPMENTS RE CWAC COUNTS AT BOTRIVER ESTUARY

Posted on the 12th February 2010
(We have received the request below from the Overstrand Conservation Foundation and in reaction to this the committee of BirdLife Overberg decided that we will push two teams into the field to do thes... Read more

NGO's RESPOND TO GROWTH IN SA WIND ENERGY SECTOR

Posted on the 10th February 2010
Wind energy is a very welcome addition to the South African energy mix, and is far ‘cleaner’ than coal-fired energy generation. However, this does not mean that it is without environmental... Read more

WIND TURBINES THREATENING BAT SURVIVAL

Posted on the 3rd February 2010
(We have been flooded with articles and documentation about this topic.  Members from Caledon and Greyton to Swellendam have expressed concern about EIA's on wind farm jumping up all over the sho... Read more

ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND SOUTHERN BLACK KORHAANS

Posted on the 9th December 2009
(The booklet “Birds and Environmental Change: building an early warning system in South Africa” is the product of collaboration between the South African Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and... Read more