Conservation

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

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

DEBATE: NUCLEAR VS. RENEWABLE ENERGY

Posted on the 9th October 2012
POWER OF THE FUTURE: NUCLEAR OR RENEWABLES A candid look and open debate on the pros and cons of Nuclear versus Renewable Energy. With the possibility of a Nuclear Reactor being planned for our ar... Read more

NEWS ON RENEWABLE ENERGY

Posted on the 24th September 2012
(This was taken from Mark Anderson's weekly feedback on 21 September. - Ed.) RENEWABLE ENERGY BirdLife South Africa (Hanneline Smit and Sam Ralston) hosted a renewable energy scoping mission at Bird... Read more

EXCITING NEW WEBSITE: www.rarities.co.za

Posted on the 19th September 2012
Hi everyone Over the past 3 years we have been updating a regional database for Southern Africa Rarity sightings on www.rarities.co.za which has grown to just over 4,500 records from 120 vagrant... Read more

BLSA POSITION STATEMENT ON PIED CROWS

Posted on the 17th September 2012
The increase in the abundance of Pied Crows in the Western Cape and the potential threat they may represent to other indigenous bird species and biodversity in general has been raised at Forum level. ... Read more

Albatross Task Force team grows!

Posted on the 23rd August 2012
(This article first appeared in the BirdLife South Africa e-newsletter of August 2012. - Ed.) We are very pleased to announce that we have a new member to the Albatross Task Force team in Cape Town. ... Read more