Conservation

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

FURTHER APPEAL FOR SUPPORT OF THE HOTTENTOT BUTTONQUAIL RESEARCH PROJECT

Posted on the 13th November 2014
Some of you may have seen or heard about our Hottentot Buttonquail research initiative planned for 2015. Dr Alan Lee and I will be co-ordinating a dedicated research project to help uncover more ab... Read more

FEEDBACK ON CORMORANT REHABILITATION AT SANCCOB

Posted on the 10th November 2014
PRESENTATION: SANCCOB’s Current and Future Interventions to help the Bank Cormorant. (Dr. Stephen van der Spuy). Dr. van der Spuy set up the veterinary clinic at SANCCOB, was previously inv... Read more

UPDATE ON RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE WESTERN CAPE

Posted on the 10th November 2014
PRESENTATION: An Update on Renewable Energy Developments in the Western Cape. (Sam Ralston). Renewable Energy has been identified as one of the main climate change mitigation interventions fo... Read more

FEEDBACK ON PROGRESS WITH THE BIRD ATLASING PROJECT - NOVEMBER 2014

Posted on the 4th November 2014
The power of Citizen Science is that we are able to collect data on scales otherwise unimaginable. During October SABAP2 reached an awesome six million records. This data, collected by atlasers, is... Read more

SAVING SEABIRDS NO BURDEN FOR SOUTH KOREA

Posted on the 2nd November 2014
SAVING SEABIRDS – NO BURDEN FOR SOUTH KOREA (This article first appeared in the BirdLife South Africa e-newsletter of November 2014. - Ed.) The 'Tragedy of the Commons’ was firs... Read more

MIGRATING ACROSS THE POND

Posted on the 2nd November 2014
MIGRATING ACROSS THE POND (This article first appeared in the BirdLife South Africa e-newsletter of November 2014. - Ed.) Birds do not know international boundaries. Herein lies the challenge o... Read more

DR ROSS WANLESS IS THE SAB ENVIRONMENTALIST OF THE YEAR!

Posted on the 23rd October 2014
The prestigious SAB Environmentalist of the Year Award was made to Dr Ross Wanless, from BirdLife South Africa’s Seabird Conservation Programme, at a ceremony in Johannesburg yesterday. Dr Wa... Read more

REPORT ON THE HEARTLAND PROJECT AT PAARDEVLEI

Posted on the 3rd October 2014
(This article originally appeared in the October 2014 edition of 'Batis', the quarterly magazine of the Somerset West Bird Club and is posted with the permission of the Editor. - Ed.) THE... Read more

REPORT ON THE DICK DENT PROJECT - OCTOBER 2014

Posted on the 3rd October 2014
(This article originally appeared in the October 2014 edition of 'Batis', the quarterly magazine of the Somerset West Bird Club and is posted with the permission of the Editor. - Ed.) Dic... Read more

NEW APPOINTMENT AT BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA!

Posted on the 3rd October 2014
(Announcement by Simon Gear, the Advocacy Manager of BirdLife South Africa. - Ed.) We are very pleased to have been joined in October by Nhlanhla Ncube, who will fill the new position of Minin... Read more

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