Conservation

SAHGCA's POSITION ON THE USE OF LEAD SHOT WHEN HUNTING BIRDS IN WETLANDS

Posted on the 15th August 2014
The SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association's (SAHGCA) position on the use of lead shot when hunting birds in wetlands SAHGCA does not support the use of lead shot where the pellets... Read more

WHAT THE GLOBAL RED LIST UPDATE FOR BIRDS MEANS FOR SOUTH AFRICA

Posted on the 26th July 2014
BirdLife International Global Red List update for birds: what it means for South Africa. (A media release by BirdLife South Africa). Johannesburg, 25 July 2014: BirdLife International, the custod... Read more

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas spreading their wings - the Plett region

Posted on the 21st July 2014
(This article first appeared in the July 2014 newsletter of BirdLife Plettenberg Bay and is posted with the permission of the Editor. - Ed.) Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas spreading their ... Read more

A POTENTIAL NEW BREEDING COLONY FOR AFRICAN PENGUINS ALONG THE SOUTH COAST?

Posted on the 21st July 2014
(This article first appeared in the July 2014 newsletter of BirdLife Plettenberg Bay and is posted with the permission of the Editor. - Ed.) A potential new African Penguin colony on the south co... Read more

WORLD’S FIRST LED ANTI-COLLISION DEVICES TO SAVE NIGHT FLYING BIRDS

Posted on the 18th July 2014
The Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife & Energy Programme (EWT-WEP), in partnership with Eskom and Preformed Line Products, broke new ground near Kroonstad by installing the world&rsquo... Read more

CONSERVING MORE THAN JUST BIRDS

Posted on the 30th June 2014
(This article first appeared in the June 2014 E-newsletter of BirdLife South Africa. - Ed.) In a remote corner of the Western Cape, as one travels from Piketberg to Elands Bay, lies the magical v... Read more

FENCES: FRIENDS OR FOE?

Posted on the 30th June 2014
(This article first appeared in the June 2014 E-newsletter of BirdLife South Africa. - Ed.) Many birds are killed each year when they collide with fences. These species are also often of conserva... Read more

DE MOND NATURE RESERVE COMPLEX FINAL DRAFT MANAGEMENT PLAN

Posted on the 17th June 2014
Dear Stakeholder, After reviewing all the comment received from stakeholders, the draft De Mond PAMP was amended and can now be downloaded from the following link. http://www.capenature.c... Read more

CONSERVATION REPORT TO THE WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM

Posted on the 10th June 2014
Western Cape Regional Conservation Programme: Western Cape Birding Forum Update Regional Conservation and IBA Programme Progress Report The Western Cape Regional Conservation Programme has ex... Read more

FEEDBACK ON THE WESTERN CAPE BLACK EAGLE PROJECT 2014

Posted on the 9th June 2014
Dear all, I am sure you all know that the 2014 Black Eagle breeding season is upon us. Our first chick of the season has been confirmed hatched; it is the Botrivier pair, that has as before, pi... Read more

KINDLY REPORT RINGED SWIFT TERNS

Posted on the 27th May 2014
Swift Terns are one of the few locally-breeding seabirds whose numbers are increasing. To help understand the main factors driving the positive trend of this species, a team of researchers from the... Read more

ALBATROSS TASK FORCE LEADER RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

Posted on the 26th May 2014
(This article first appeared in the BirdLife South Africa E-newsletter in May 2014. - Ed.) In April, three young conservationists headed to the Netherlands to receive the Future for Nature Award ... Read more

HOW LOCAL CONSERVATION GROUPS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Posted on the 26th May 2014
(This article first appeared in the BirdLife South Africa E-newsletter in May 2014. - Ed.) The Bitou Local Conservation Group (LCG) was the first LCG formed by BirdLife South Africa following a f... Read more

SAVING SEABIRDS ONE TRAWL AT A TIME

Posted on the 26th May 2014
(This article first appeared in the BirdLife South Africa E-newsletter in May 2014. - Ed.) Conservation success stories are hard to find. Rarely are they the result of simple, elegant solutions t... Read more

VOTE ON BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA'S BEST ACHIEVEMENT DURING 2013

Posted on the 27th April 2014
(Marks Anderson posted this appeal. Kindly participate in this important project. -Ed.) The past year was a very good year for BirdLife South Africa. Our organisation continues to make important ... Read more