Conservation

“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

Bongani Minerals (Pty) Ltd Proposed Mining Right Application in the Moutonshoek Valley

Posted on the 5th December 2018
A tungsten deposit was located in the Moutonshoek Valley (also known as the Krom Antonies River Valley) near Piketberg in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, and Bongani Minerals (Pty) Ltd (... Read more

REPORT ON THE COASTAL CLEANUP AT GROTTO BEACH ON 17 NOVEMBER 2018

Posted on the 21st November 2018
We report on the 14th BirdLife Overberg monthly coastal clean-up with a difference!  It was held on Saturday 17 November at Grotto beach, Hermanus and was done in collaboration with Walker... Read more

THE MARINE MONTH SCHOOLS COMPETION, FISHING LINE BINS AND OTHER THINGS

Posted on the 3rd November 2018
We give feedback on a few odds and ends forming part of the BirdLife Overberg CleanMarine campaign. Some time ago we published a report on the Whale Coast Conservation Expo what was undertaken at m... Read more

THE MONTHLY BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTAL CLEAN-UPS AT ONE YEAR

Posted on the 1st November 2018
Members of BirdLife Overberg recently celebrated the first anniversary of regular monthly coastal clean-ups along the Onrus and Vermont shoreline, as well as in the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve.... Read more

SANDWICH TERNS WITH COLOURED RINGS - KINDLY REPORT THESE

Posted on the 17th October 2018
Reporting Ringed Sandwich Terns Sandwich Terns visit our coast from October to April every summer. They migrate from Western Europe and the UK along the West coast of Africa. Some only go as far ... Read more

AFRICAN PENGUIN CONSERVATION FEEDBACK FROM BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA

Posted on the 15th October 2018
Saturday was African Penguin Awareness Day and we have posted and shared several items in this regard. Mark Anderson also highlighted some developments regarding the penguins in his weekly feedback... Read more