Conservation

RED DATA BOOK OF BIRDS LAUNCHED

Posted on the 9th February 2016
Kindly note that we have now received copies of this excellent publication and this is available at the retail price of R 325.00 per copy. This is an outstanding resource for everyone interested in... Read more

PRACTICAL EDUCATIONAL CARDS ON WETLAND AWARENESS

Posted on the 4th February 2016
We received these beautiful cards from Mark Anderson. Please use the attached cards as and when you please to raise awareness about water, wetlands and waterbirds. They were designed by Utopia, Bir... Read more

SUMMARY OF BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA ACTIVITIES DURING 2015

Posted on the 4th January 2016
(Mark Anderson, the CEO of BirdLife Overberg discusses the ten highlights of BirdLife South Africa's activities during 2015. Wonderful work being done by the entire team. - Ed.) During t... Read more

WESTERN CAPE REGIONAL CONSERVATION PROGRAMME - DECEMBER 2015 STATUS UPDATE

Posted on the 21st December 2015
(Herewith Dale Wright's report for 2015. Pay particular attention to the section on Hottentot Buttonquail research as members of BirdLife Overberg have donated R 30,000.00 towards this programm... Read more

PROTECTING THE WESTERN CAPE’S ESTUARIES FOR BIRDS AND PEOPLE

Posted on the 9th December 2015
PROTECTING THE WESTERN CAPE’S ESTUARIES FOR BIRDS AND PEOPLE Cape Town, 7 December 2015:Estuaries constitute one of South Africa’s most productive, but threatened habitats. While well... Read more

Agulhas Plain–Heuningnes Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Posted on the 4th December 2015
Agulhas Plain–Heuningnes Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area General Information: Status: Global IBA (A1, A2, A3, A4i) Protection: Partially Protected Number: SA121 Provinc... Read more

CAPE WHALE COAST IMPORTANT BIRD AND BIODIVERSITY AREA

Posted on the 25th November 2015
(We have received our copies of the IMPORTANT BIRD AND BIODIVERSITY AREAS OF SOUTH AFRICA DIRECTORY and it is really an impressive volume of work. Congratulations to everyone at BirdLife South Afri... 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

KINDLY REPORT BIRDS IN INCIDENTS WITH POWER LINES

Posted on the 19th November 2013
Report power line related incidents. . . An appeal to BirdLife South Africa members and the public Eskom and the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) formalised their long-standing relationship b... Read more

“FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS" REVIEW

Posted on the 15th July 2013
(This article originally appeared in the 100th edition of “The Kite”, the official newsletter of the Tygerberg Bird Club and is loaded here with the permission of its Editor. - Ed.) ... Read more

NO BIRDS MENTIONED IN OVERBERG SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK

Posted on the 7th March 2013
 (We were not amused about the total lack of any mention of birds and birding and particularly birding tourism in the proposed Overberg District Municipality Spatial Development Framework.  ... Read more

KINDLY REPORT BIRDS ENTANGLED WITH PLASTIC

Posted on the 17th December 2011
John Keyser, National Co-ordinator of International Coastal Cleanup for Plastics SA, is inviting members of BirdLife South Africa and of the birding community in general to report incidences of bir... Read more

HOW TO UNTANGLE A BIRD FROM A HOOK

Posted on the 7th July 2011
We have been getting quite a few reports of fishermen leaving seabirds with hooks and line trailing from them. This is possibly due to lack of education on how to properly handle these birds or being ... Read more

OVERSTRAND NOW AN IMPORTANT BIRD AREA

Posted on the 31st May 2011
BirdLife International, one of the largest conservation alliances in the world with over 120 country members recently confirmed that the Overstrand municipal area has been proclaimed as an Important B... Read more

EWT & BLSA POSITION STATEMENT ON WIND ENERGY FACILITIES

Posted on the 30th May 2011
The environmental impacts of the wind energy industry in South Africa remain largely unknown as the existing small installations on the West Coast have not provided any useful data. In the absence of ... Read more

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