Conservation

RED DATA BOOK OF BIRDS LAUNCHED

Posted on the 9th February 2016
Kindly note that we have now received copies of this excellent publication and this is available at the retail price of R 325.00 per copy. This is an outstanding resource for everyone interested in... Read more

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

PROTECTING THE WESTERN CAPE’S ESTUARIES FOR BIRDS AND PEOPLE

Posted on the 9th December 2015
PROTECTING THE WESTERN CAPE’S ESTUARIES FOR BIRDS AND PEOPLE Cape Town, 7 December 2015:Estuaries constitute one of South Africa’s most productive, but threatened habitats. While well... Read more

Agulhas Plain–Heuningnes Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Posted on the 4th December 2015
Agulhas Plain–Heuningnes Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area General Information: Status: Global IBA (A1, A2, A3, A4i) Protection: Partially Protected Number: SA121 Provinc... 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