Conservation

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

MOVEMENTS OF A SECRETARYBIRD TRACKED FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS!

Posted on the 17th April 2015
Movements of a Secretarybird tracked for more than two years! Johannesburg, 16 April 2015: Taemane, a Secretarybird tracked with a sophisticated satellite tracking device, became the first Secret... 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

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

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

AFRICAN CITIZENS CONSERVE MIGRATORY BIRDS

Posted on the 6th October 2014
Anton I received a message from a European friend on bird migration and Manuals for empowering Africa’s citizens to conserve these flyways. Please see the link: http://www.birdlife.... 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

FANTASTIC NEWS ABOUT THE KNERSVLAKTE NATURE RESERVE BEING DECLARED

Posted on the 29th September 2014
Knersvlakte Nature Reserve declared 26 Fri, Sep 2014 The World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) South Africa, CapeNature and the Leslie Hill Succulent Karoo Trust have announced that the Knersvlakte r... 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