Conservation

PLASTIC & THREADS KILLING BIODIVERSITY

Posted on the 16th July 2013
Plastics and threads, in many shapes and forms, are responsible for killing biodiversity. There are lots of anecdotes about these kinds of things, but when it comes to making the case for the probl... 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

IMPORTANT BIRD AREAS AND MIGRATORY BIRDS

Posted on the 14th July 2013
(This article originally appeared in BirdLife South Africa's IBA NEWSLETTER 3 – WINTER 2013 and it reproduced with the permission of the Editor. Contact Dale Wright at dale.wright@birdlif... Read more

SUMMARY OF MOU BETWEEN CAPENATURE (OVERBERG) AND BIRDLIFE OVERBERG

Posted on the 12th July 2013
(This morning Elaine Odendal, the Chairperson of BirdLife Overberg, took the club's commitment to conservation to a new level by signing a MOU with the Overberg division of CapeNature.  Th... Read more

20TH ANNIVERSARY OF CO-ORDINATED WATERBIRD COUNTS AT THE BOTRIVIERVLEI

Posted on the 10th 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

RESEARCH ON BLACK SPARROWHAWKS IN THE CAPE

Posted on the 10th 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

BLSA WELCOMES CODE OF CONDUCT FOR WIND ENERGY INDUSTRY

Posted on the 18th June 2013
BirdLife South Africa welcomes code of conduct for wind energy Johannesburg, 15 June 2013: BirdLife South Africa has welcomed the recent launch of the South African Wind Energy Association&rs... Read more

TRACKING DASSEN ISLAND'S PENGUINS

Posted on the 9th June 2013
The MPA’s, Islands and Estuaries annual forum was held in the quaint town of Gansbaai on 7 & 8 March 2013. The location of the forum was ideal in that one of CapeNature’s islands, D... Read more

BETTY'S BAY MARINE PROTECTED AREA'S ANNUAL REPORT 2013

Posted on the 9th June 2013
The MPA’s, Islands and Estuaries annual forum was held in the quaint town of Gansbaai on 7 & 8 March 2013. The location of the forum was ideal in that one of CapeNature’s islands, D... Read more

WHITE-FACED AND FULVOUS DUCKS HYBRIDS

Posted on the 9th June 2013
(These two interesting notes and images were originally posted on capebirdnet. Images provided by Brian and Trevor. - Ed.) Hi All, I cannot find a pic of a sub adult Fulvous Duck which sh... Read more

CHRIS VAN ROOYEN REACTS TO DR STUART SHEARER'S 'COMMENTS ON THE FINAL EIA REPORT FOR THE PROPOSED LANGHOOGTE WIND FARM'

Posted on the 29th April 2013
(On 6 April I loaded 'COMMENTS ON THE FINAL EIA REPORT FOR THE PROPOSED LANGHOOGTE WIND FARM'by Dr Stuart Shearer at the following link: http://www.westerncapebirding.co.za/conservation.php?article... Read more

KINDLY REPORT RINGED SWIFT TERNS

Posted on the 18th April 2013
Hi all We are a team from the University of Cape Town studying the southern African population of Swift Terns. During April 2013, we ringed 500 chicks on Robben Island with inscribed color-rin... Read more

CONTRIBUTE TO CONSERVATION BY SPONSORING PENGUIN NESTS

Posted on the 3rd April 2013
(We have not featured the penguin nest project for a while and decided to request Brenda Walters of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust to refresh our memories. - Ed.) It is very easy to support the F... Read more

NEWS ON BIRDS & RENEWABLE ENERGY

Posted on the 1st April 2013
(The conservation staff members of BirdLife South Africa have been hard at work over the last week,  Mark Anderson reports. - Ed.) BIRDS AND RENEWABLE ENERGY Hanneline Smit-Robinson, Carolyn A... Read more

MIRACLE OF MIGRATION - THE AMUR FALCON

Posted on the 1st April 2013
MIRACLE OF MIGRATION: The Amur falcon. (This article originally appeared in 'The Kite' (No. 99 – Winter – May to July 2013), the e-newsletter of the Tygerberg Bird Club and is loaded wit... Read more