Conservation

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