Conservation

MORE ON ECOBRICKS AND THE FIGHT AGAINST SINGLE USE PLASTICS

Posted on the 1st July 2019
This article forms part of our contribution to the International Plastics Free July campaign. In the first article on handy hints to reduce one’s household waste stream we highlight the m... Read more

COMMENTS ON THE FERNKLOOF PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN

Posted on the 30th June 2019
COMMENTS ON THE FERNKLOOF NATURE RESERVE PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN (PAMP) 2020 – 2024 (Version: Draft1. 2019). Municipal notice 33/2019 COMMENTS PREPARED BY DR ANTON ODENDAL OF BI... Read more

South Africa's diversity of Conservation Areas leading the way

Posted on the 28th May 2019
Title: Whilst nature plummets around the globe, South Africa’s Conservation Areas act to slow the loss of biodiversity.  Sub-title: South Africa’s diverse suite of novel Conser... Read more

“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

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

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

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 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

JENNY PARSON'S LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE OYSTERCATCHERS AT PRINGLE BAY

Posted on the 3rd September 2018
One of the main aims of BirdLife Overberg's CleanMarine campaign is to focus on the protection of African Oystercatcher and White-fronted Plover nest sites along the Overstrand coastline. The n... Read more

REDUCING THE VOLUME OF HOUSEHOLD WASTE GOING TO LANDFILL AND ADDRESSING ELECTRONIC WASTE

Posted on the 23rd August 2018
Reducing the household waste stream and cutting the use of single use plastics (Part 2) – Reducing the volume of waste going to landfill and addressing electronic waste. In the second a... Read more

AFRICAN OYSTERCATCHER NEST - EXTENDED STORY

Posted on the 8th August 2018
Draft the introductory comments largely based on information from the BLSA poster & BLO brochure on our campaigns. Brief description of "piping".... Read more

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