Conservation

PRACTICAL EDUCATIONAL CARDS ON WETLAND AWARENESS

Posted on the 4th February 2016
We received these beautiful cards from Mark Anderson. Please use the attached cards as and when you please to raise awareness about water, wetlands and waterbirds. They were designed by Utopia, Bir... Read more

SUMMARY OF BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA ACTIVITIES DURING 2015

Posted on the 4th January 2016
(Mark Anderson, the CEO of BirdLife Overberg discusses the ten highlights of BirdLife South Africa's activities during 2015. Wonderful work being done by the entire team. - Ed.) During t... Read more

WESTERN CAPE REGIONAL CONSERVATION PROGRAMME - DECEMBER 2015 STATUS UPDATE

Posted on the 21st December 2015
(Herewith Dale Wright's report for 2015. Pay particular attention to the section on Hottentot Buttonquail research as members of BirdLife Overberg have donated R 30,000.00 towards this programm... Read more

CAPE WHALE COAST IMPORTANT BIRD AND BIODIVERSITY AREA

Posted on the 25th November 2015
(We have received our copies of the IMPORTANT BIRD AND BIODIVERSITY AREAS OF SOUTH AFRICA DIRECTORY and it is really an impressive volume of work. Congratulations to everyone at BirdLife South Afri... Read more

THE MONITORING OF EUROPEAN ROLLERS DURING SUMMER

Posted on the 26th October 2015
Kindly study Dr Hanneline Smit-Robinson's request below and consider participating in the monitoring of European Rollers in our region. We receive some reports of these birds in the Overberg du... Read more

DEA REFUSES AUTHORISATION FOR THE GOEREESOE WIND FARM NEAR SWELLENDAM

Posted on the 23rd September 2015
The Department of Environmental Affairs has refused environmental authorisation for the Goereesoe wind farm and cited the following significant issues and reasons in support of their decision: - ... Read more

THE LAUNCH OF BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA'S IBA DIRECTORY

Posted on the 14th September 2015
One-third of the 112 most important sites for nature in South Africa are facing imminent danger of irreversible damage, according to a new South African IBA Status Report published today by BirdLif... Read more

HELPING ENSURE THAT FEATHERS DO NOT FLY AT WIND FARMS

Posted on the 24th August 2015
Johannesburg, 21 August 2015: BirdLife South Africa and the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) are working towards a brighter, more sustainable future by supporting the wind energy industry to minim... Read more

THE REMOTE WILDERNESS IN THE KAROO UNDER PRESSURE

Posted on the 24th August 2015
Summary of Appeal sent to Minister Molewa of Department Environmental Affairs (DEA) – CC the Presidency. Subject - The Karoo’s remote rural wilderness and natural areas are being targ... Read more

REHABILITATED SECRETARYBIRD GOES BACK INTO THE WILD

Posted on the 22nd July 2015
After a lengthy period of treatment to one of its eyes at FreeMe, a Secretarybird has been released back into the wild thanks to Lukas Marima who rescued the raptor in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria... Read more

MORE GOOD NEWS FOR BLACK HARRIER CONSERVATION

Posted on the 29th May 2015
Harrier habitat conserved and sponsors: Renosterveld research centre opened! (This report originally appeared in www.blackharrierspace.blogspot.com – Ed.) The brain-child of Dr Odette ... Read more

Norms and standards for raptor ringing, marking and tracking

Posted on the 18th May 2015
Norms and standards for raptor ringing, marking and tracking Johannesburg, May 2015: South Africa’s raptors are important environmental indicators and monitoring of, and research into s... Read more

TRACKERS TO BE ATTACHED TO 20 BLUE CRANES IN THE OVERBERG

Posted on the 4th May 2015
(This report was taken from the April Newsletter of the Wakkerstroom Bird Club – great news for our Blue Cranes. - Ed.) A BIG change… On the 4th May, begins a new chapter in my... Read more

BIODIVERSITY & WIND ENERGY: FREE ONLINE VERSION OF A NEW BOOK

Posted on the 28th April 2015
Hi All Bio3, in partnership with the Aveiro University, has produced a book on biodiversity and wind energy, aimed at the general public. A free online version of the book is available at: ht... Read more

BLUE CRANE POISONING IN RICHMOND, NORTHERN CAPE

Posted on the 25th March 2015
NAMA KAROO MEDIA STATEMENT Blue Crane Poisoning in Richmond, Northern Cape, Karoo 16 March 2014 The Nama-Karoo Foundation (NKF) is deeply saddened at the tragic loss of so many Blue Cra... Read more