Conservation

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

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

COMMENTS ON CALEDON WIND FARM

Posted on the 24th January 2013
Dear Ms. Shubane, I wish to inform you that I find the attached responses from Gibb utterly unacceptable.   ·    They have not properly addressed my concerns, and co... Read more

THE ROLE OF DUNES IN COASTAL LANDSCAPES

Posted on the 6th January 2013
(This compelling article by BirdLife Overberg member Penny Palmer on the delicate biology of coastal dunes at the Kleinmond area originally appeared in the December 2012 edition of 'Fynbos', the newsl... Read more

PROPOSED OIL & GAS EXPLORATION IN WEST BREDASDORP AREA

Posted on the 14th December 2012
Dear Stakeholder Re: Proposed Oil and Gas Exploration Activities in the West Bredasdorp Area, off the South Coast of South Africa Notice is hereby given in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resourc... Read more

SOLAR ENERGY & BIRDS BIRDLIFE'S POINT OF VIEW

Posted on the 25th November 2012
BirdLife South Africa guidelines to help reduce the impact of solar energy on birds Johannesburg, 23 November 2012: BirdLife South Africa has developed guidelines to ensure that the generation of ele... Read more

A CHAMPION FOR SECRETARYBIRDS

Posted on the 13th November 2012
Petra Diamonds champions the Secretarybird BirdLife South Africa and Petra Diamonds working together to protect Secretarybirds Johannesburg, 12 November 2012 - BirdLife South Africa is pleased to ... Read more