Conservation

WHO TO CONTACT WHEN INJURED OR POISONED RAPTORS ARE FOUND

Posted on the 10th July 2018
Here is a provisional list of specialists that could be contacted if injured or poisoned birds of prey are found. REHABILITATION CENTRES • Kerri Wolter of Vulpro in the Magaliesberg ar... Read more

CALL FOR DONATIONS TO SUSTAIN BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN

Posted on the 18th May 2018
BirdLife Overberg’s CleanMarine conservation campaign is explained in this summary first published in the BirdLife South Africa E-newsletter. This is a call to members, partners and other lik... Read more

FEEDBACK ON CLEANMARINE PROJECT DEVELOPMENTS

Posted on the 2nd May 2018
We have received our first fishing line bins and the revamped identification brochures on the common coastal birds of the Western Cape! The fishing line bins will be put up at key spots along t... Read more

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTAL CLEANUP ON 14 APRIL 2018

Posted on the 15th April 2018
Eleven volunteers together with fourteen children from the Recycle Swop Shop participated in the seventh monthly BirdLife Overberg coastal cleanup along the Vermont shoreline. The group started fro... Read more

REPORT FOR MARCH 2018: PROGRESS WITH THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CAMPAIGN ON THE CONSERVATION OF OUR COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES

Posted on the 27th March 2018
REPORT FOR MARCH 2018: PROGRESS WITH THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CAMPAIGN ON THE CONSERVATION OF OUR COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES BACKGROUND Members of BirdLife Overberg decided to prioritise the spendin... Read more

PROGRESS WITH THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CAMPAIGN ON THE CONSERVATION OF OUR COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES – REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 2018

Posted on the 27th February 2018
PROGRESS WITH THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CAMPAIGN ON THE CONSERVATION OF OUR COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES – REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 2018 BACKGROUND Members of BirdLife Overberg decided to prioritise ... Read more

PROGRESS WITH BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTLINE AND ESTUARY CONSERVATION PROJECTS

Posted on the 29th January 2018
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG PROJECTS AIMED AT PROTECTING OUR COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES BACKGROUND Members of BirdLife Overberg decided to prioritise the spending of available funds and future fund-raising ... Read more

Avoidance of seismic survey activities by penguins

Posted on the 14th December 2017
Avoidance of seismic survey activities by penguins For the very first time African Penguins (Spheniscus demersus) are shown to be strongly affected by seismic surveys exploring the seabed for p... Read more

PENGUINS THREATENED BY FISHING NETS

Posted on the 30th November 2017
Tangled and drowned: new study shows that penguins are threatened by fishing nets Researchers from across the world have collaborated to produce the first global review of penguin bycatch, publ... Read more

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTAL CLEANUP COINCIDING WITH BIRDING BIG DAY

Posted on the 28th November 2017
Saturday’s second coastal cleanup at the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve was a huge success and 26 volunteers participated in the event. These included 15 children from the Zwelihle SwopShop ... Read more

OBJECTION TO THE DRAFT INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE FERNKLOOF NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 19th October 2017
DRAFT INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE FERNKLOOF NATURE RESERVE, HERMANUS (MUNICIPAL NOTICE 117/2017): OBJECTION ON BEHALF OF BIRDLIFE OVERBERG AND THE WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM  We agr... Read more

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG PROJECTS AIMED AT PROTECTING OUR COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES

Posted on the 13th September 2017
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG PROJECTS AIMED AT PROTECTING OUR COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES BACKGROUND Members of BirdLife Overberg decided to prioritise the spending of available funds and future fund-raising ... Read more

OBJECTION TO THE ARNISTON SPA HOTEL APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT TO CONDUCT GUIDED VEHICLE TOURS WITHIN THE COASTAL AREA

Posted on the 29th June 2017
Members will recall that we, together with other organisations, lodged an objection to this application by the Arniston Spa Hotel. We are delighted to announce that the the Department had refused t... Read more

BLO SPONSORS A CAMERA TRAP FOR THE CAPE LEOPARD TRUST!

Posted on the 5th September 2016
Representatives of the CAPE LEOPARD TRUST discussed their work at the BIRDLIFE OVERBERG monthly meeting in May. We were so impressed with their work that the committee decided to make a contributio... Read more

KINDLY REPORT BIRDS KILLED ON FENCES

Posted on the 22nd February 2016
As nature lovers, we all understand that when predators kill for food, it is part of a natural process. We may not like to see it, but we know why it happens. However, when animals die because of w... Read more

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