Conservation

PINKEY NGEWU IS OUR OYSTERCATCHER HERO FOR THE MONTH OF JULY

Posted on the 18th July 2018
The “Oystercatcher Hero of the Month award” was created to honour community members or organisations that make significant contributions to the conservation of our coastline and estuari... Read more

AVIAN FLU IN SEABIRDS

Posted on the 18th July 2018
(This article first appeared in the E-newsletter of BirdLife South Africa in July 2018 - Ed.) We’ve all had ‘the flu’. The disease is synonymous with the sniffles, winter, war... Read more

WHO TO CONTACT WHEN INJURED OR POISONED RAPTORS ARE FOUND

Posted on the 10th July 2018
Here is a provisional list of specialists that could be contacted if injured or poisoned birds of prey are found. REHABILITATION CENTRES • Kerri Wolter of Vulpro in the Magaliesberg ar... Read more

ECOBRICKS AND THE FIGHT AGAINST SINGLE USE PLASTICS

Posted on the 1st July 2018
This is PLASTIC FREE JULY, an international campaign aimed at reducing and eventually eliminating our use of single use plastics. Sign up at www.plasticfreejuly.com to receive many handy, practical... Read more

THE CLEANMARINE OYSTERCATCHER HERO FOR MAY: MICHAEL RAIMONDO

Posted on the 20th May 2018
Michael Raimondo, of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve and owner of Green Renaissance was the worthy recipient of BirdLife Overberg's CleanMarine Oystercatcher Hero award last night. Many out... Read more

CALL FOR DONATIONS TO SUSTAIN BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN

Posted on the 18th May 2018
BirdLife Overberg’s CleanMarine conservation campaign is explained in this summary first published in the BirdLife South Africa E-newsletter. This is a call to members, partners and other lik... Read more

FEEDBACK ON CLEANMARINE PROJECT DEVELOPMENTS

Posted on the 2nd May 2018
We have received our first fishing line bins and the revamped identification brochures on the common coastal birds of the Western Cape! The fishing line bins will be put up at key spots along t... Read more

The Moutonshoek Protected Environment (MPE) is South Africa’s newest privately protected area

Posted on the 23rd April 2018
The Moutonshoek community protect their land to conserve our natural heritage and the water catchment for Verlorenvlei estuary  The Moutonshoek Protected Environment (MPE) is South Africa&... Read more

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTAL CLEANUP ON 14 APRIL 2018

Posted on the 15th April 2018
Eleven volunteers together with fourteen children from the Recycle Swop Shop participated in the seventh monthly BirdLife Overberg coastal cleanup along the Vermont shoreline. The group started fro... Read more

THE SOUTH AFRICAN BIRD ATLAS PROJECT - PROTOCOL EXPLAINED

Posted on the 7th April 2018
Southern African Bird Atlas Project (SABAP): The Protocol Explained Introduction The atlas protocol is a survey protocol, designed to record the presence of as many bird species as possible ... Read more

REPORT FOR MARCH 2018: PROGRESS WITH THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CAMPAIGN ON THE CONSERVATION OF OUR COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES

Posted on the 27th March 2018
REPORT FOR MARCH 2018: PROGRESS WITH THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CAMPAIGN ON THE CONSERVATION OF OUR COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES BACKGROUND Members of BirdLife Overberg decided to prioritise the spendin... Read more

PROGRESS WITH THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CAMPAIGN ON THE CONSERVATION OF OUR COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES – REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 2018

Posted on the 27th February 2018
PROGRESS WITH THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CAMPAIGN ON THE CONSERVATION OF OUR COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES – REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 2018 BACKGROUND Members of BirdLife Overberg decided to prioritise ... Read more

AN ILL WIND BLOWS FOR VULTURES IN LESOTHO

Posted on the 24th February 2018
An ill wind blows for vultures in Lesotho Johannesburg, 24 February 2018: Conservationists are concerned that a proposed wind farm development at a site near Letšeng-La-Terae in Lesotho... Read more

ANTONIO GIVES FEEDBACK ON THE COASTAL CLEANUP CAMPAIGNS

Posted on the 3rd February 2018
Dear Anton and Elaine I wish you all a very prosperous 2018 and may this year bring joy and happiness whilst we observe the beauty of God's creation along our shorelines. So much supp... Read more

SOMERSET WEST BIRD CLUB ON COASTAL CLEANUPS

Posted on the 1st February 2018
(I was guest speaker at the Somerset West Bird Club’s monthly meeting on 11 January where I reviewed progress with our conservation campaign on our coastline and estuaries. The talk was entit... Read more