Conservation

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN: PROJECT 4: CIGARETTE BUTT BINS ALONG THE OVERSTRAND COASTLINE

Posted on the 21st August 2019
PROJECT 4: CIGARETTE BUTT BINS ALONG THE OVERSTRAND COASTLINE The setting up of cigarette butt bins along our coastline is under investigation and consultations in this regard were previously und... Read more

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN: PROJECT 5: REGULAR CO-ORDINATED WATERBIRD COUNTS ALONG THE OVERSTRAND ESTUARIES

Posted on the 21st August 2019
PROJECT 5: REGULAR CO-ORDINATED WATERBIRD COUNTS (CWACs) ALONG THE OVERSTRAND ESTUARIES Comprehensive CWAC counts along the Cape Whale Coast estuaries were finally undertaken during July 2019 and... Read more

Young Secretarybird ‘Kwezi’ killed on her first dispersal flight

Posted on the 4th August 2019
The BirdLife South Africa 2019 Bird of the Year is the Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius. BirdLife South Africa has used this campaign to highlight the conservation of these charismatic birds ... Read more

MORE ON ECOBRICKS AND THE FIGHT AGAINST SINGLE USE PLASTICS

Posted on the 1st July 2019
This article forms part of our contribution to the International Plastics Free July campaign. In the first article on handy hints to reduce one’s household waste stream we highlight the m... Read more

COMMENTS ON THE FERNKLOOF PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN

Posted on the 30th June 2019
COMMENTS ON THE FERNKLOOF NATURE RESERVE PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN (PAMP) 2020 – 2024 (Version: Draft1. 2019). Municipal notice 33/2019 COMMENTS PREPARED BY DR ANTON ODENDAL OF BI... Read more

South Africa's diversity of Conservation Areas leading the way

Posted on the 28th May 2019
Title: Whilst nature plummets around the globe, South Africa’s Conservation Areas act to slow the loss of biodiversity.  Sub-title: South Africa’s diverse suite of novel Conser... Read more

“A FLIGHT HIGHER” – REPORT ON THE BIRD APPRECIATION COURSE

Posted on the 21st May 2019
We are very happy with the outcomes of the “FLIGHT HIGHER” course, celebrating our feathered friends with more experienced birders that we presented in Hermanus on 18 and 19 May. Many b... Read more

FIFTY ECOBRICKS FOR PICK n PAY COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Posted on the 15th May 2019
LATEST NEWS ON OUR ECOBRICKS We have recently announced that we have completed our 150th EcoBrick – these bricks have all been two litre bottles, each weighing at least 500 gr. This impli... Read more

Brakes put on Controversial Eastern Cape Wind Farm - BLSA Media Release

Posted on the 17th April 2019
Johannesburg, 16 April 2019 - BirdLife South Africa welcomes the decision of Ms L. Zulu, the Acting Minister of the Department of Environmental Affairs, to uphold our appeal against the environment... Read more

OBJECTION TO THE PROPOSED LAMLOCH DEVELOPMENT

Posted on the 12th April 2019
OBJECTION: THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF A GAME FARM WITH TOURIST FACILITIES AND ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE ON THE REMAINDER OF THE FARM LAMLOCH NO. 892, CALEDON DISTRICT (Pre-Application DEA&DP R... Read more

Verlorenvlei Estuary faces mining threat once again

Posted on the 20th March 2019
The Verlorenvlei Estuary is once again facing a mining threat in its primary water catchment area – the Moutonshoek valley. This beautiful, secluded valley provides the bulk of the water supp... Read more

APPRECIATION FROM THE ZWELIHLE RECYCLE SWOP SHOP

Posted on the 17th December 2018
LETTER OF APPRECIATION FROM THE ZWELIHLE RECYCLE SWOP SHOP 16.12.2018. BIRDLIFE OVERBERG. Dear all, Thank you for supporting our project throughout the year. A huge thank you ... Read more

KINDLY COLLECT FISHING LINE ALONG OUR COASTLINE

Posted on the 11th December 2018
Marine litter affects a variety of marine animals, notably turtles, seabirds and whales. Fishing line and other fishery-related products pose a major problem as marine creatures may become entangle... Read more

BE CAREFUL OF BIRDS BREEDING ON OUR BEACHES

Posted on the 11th December 2018
The African Black Oystercatcher (Swarttobie) and White-fronted Plover (Vaalstrandkiewiet) are the only two beach breeding birds along the Overstrand coastline. Shorebirds nesting on the ground are ... Read more

COMBAT PLASTIC POLLUTION ALONG OUR COASTLINE

Posted on the 11th December 2018
The problem of the pollution of our oceans is currently receiving huge attention internationally – it also threatens our marine life and coastal birds. This issue is usually far removed from ... Read more