Conservation

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

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

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

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

SHOCKING AMUR FALCON MASSACRE IN NORTHEAST INDIA

Posted on the 12th November 2012
Shocking Amur Falcon massacre in northeast India Johannesburg, 9 November 2012: The massacre of tens of thousands of migrating Amur Falcons (Falco amurensis) killed in Nagaland, Wokha district in nor... Read more

CAPE EAGLE-OWL RESCUED

Posted on the 7th November 2012
(This article originally appeared in the November 2012 edition of the BirdLife Plett newsletter. - Ed.) Cape Eagle Owl Rescue: Jane Luck [article from CX Express] After a long-damp-grey-misery spel... Read more

TRACKING PENGUINS: BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA PRESS RELEASE

Posted on the 2nd November 2012
Keeping track of penguins Cape Town, 2 November 2012. Where do African Penguins go when they’re not breeding? This may sound like the opening line to a lame joke, but currently it’s... Read more

ALIEN VEGETATION CLEARING ALONG THE BREEDE RIVER

Posted on the 1st November 2012
(There is an interesting debate unfolding at the base of the Mitchell's Pass near Ceres.  We include correspondence about this as user comments. - Ed.) Dear Anton,   I trust this finds yo... Read more