Conservation

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

DALE WRIGHT REPORTS ON THE WESTERN CAPE CONSERVATION PROGRAMME 2014

Posted on the 21st March 2015
(We hereby only post Dale's executive summary. Contact us if you want to receive the full and comprehensive report by email. Dale should be apploaded for a great report and outstanding work thr... Read more

MYSTERY OF BLUE CRANE POISONING SOLVED IN PART

Posted on the 11th March 2015
Speculation about the possible mass poisoning of South Africa’s national bird, the Blue Crane, close to Richmond in the Northern Cape Karoo can now be put to rest. Toxicological analysis of a... Read more

CONCERN ABOUT ACCESS TO WIND FARM SITES FOR MONITORING

Posted on the 1st February 2015
WEF ACCESS DURING OPERATIONAL PHASE MONITORING Dear Sam, I have studied, with dismay, the first two Operational Phase avifauna and bat monitoring progress reports from the Dassiesklip WE... Read more

SANCCOB's Current and Future Interventions to help the Bank Cormorant

Posted on the 12th January 2015
SANCCOB's Current and Future Interventions to help the Bank Cormorant. (This report initially appeared in the January 2015 edition of “THE KITE” (No 106), the newsletter of the Ty... Read more

Hundreds of important sites for nature threatened with destruction

Posted on the 17th November 2014
Hundreds of important sites for nature threatened with destruction Johannesburg, 16 November 2014: More than 350 of the planet’s most important sites for nature are threatened with being lo... Read more