Conservation

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

THE NATURES VALLEY FYNBOS RESEARCH PROGRAMME AFTER ONE YEAR

Posted on the 26th April 2014
(This report originally appeared in the APRIL 2014 edition of BIRDLIFE PLETTENBERG BAY'S newsletter. -Ed.) Nature’s Valley Trust celebrates one year of our Tsitsikamma Fynbos Research p... Read more

KINDLY REPORT BIRDS IN INCIDENTS WITH FENCES

Posted on the 17th April 2014
Fences – a friend or foe of birds? You can help us answer this! Birds are killed each year when they collide with fences. Often these species are also of conservation concern, for example t... Read more

BLACK HARRIERS MIGRATE EAST IN SUMMER

Posted on the 3rd April 2014
Black Harriers migrate east in summer (Thanks to Rob Simmons for forwarding this material. - Ed.) Now that the breeding season is well and truly over and all of our tagged birds have decided... Read more

LATEST ACTIVITIES AT THE SEABIRDS DIVISION

Posted on the 9th March 2014
SEABIRD CONSERVATION PROGRAMME (Taken from Mark Anderson's report on 8 March. - Ed.) Christina Hagen spent much of this week writing funding proposals and preparing for an important meeti... Read more

THE VERLORENVLEI PROTECTED AREAS PROJECT BY BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA GETS UNDERWAY

Posted on the 2nd March 2014
BirdLife South Africa’s Verlorenvlei Protected Areas Project gets underway Cape Town, 2 March 2014: Verlorenvlei estuary and its water catchment area, which are major conservation pr... Read more

BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA WESTERN CAPE CONSERVATION PROGRAMME PROGRESS REPORT

Posted on the 18th February 2014
Progress Report for BirdLife South Africa’s Western Cape Conservation Programme Project Title: Western Cape Regional Conservation Programme Project Executant: Dale Wright, Regional Cons... Read more

CONTROVERSIAL WIND FARM IN LESOTHO GETS THE GO-AHEAD

Posted on the 29th January 2014
(There is shocking news in this media release by BirdLife South Africa. - Ed.) Controversial wind farm in Lesotho gets the go-ahead Johannesburg, 28 January 2014: The controversial w... Read more

WHY DO MANY BIRDS FLY IN V-FORMATION?

Posted on the 16th January 2014
The mystery of why so many birds fly in a V formation may have been solved. (This article first appeared in BBC NEWS: SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT on 16 January 2014. - Ed.) Researcher Steven Portug... Read more

DE MOND NATURE RESERVE COMPLEX DRAFT PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN

Posted on the 16th January 2014
CapeNature has compiled a draft Protected Area Management Plan (PAMP) for the De Mond Nature Reserve Complex consisting of Waenhuiskrans, De Mond and Soetendalsvlei Nature Reserves and has appointe... Read more