Conservation

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

Investec and BirdLife South Africa partner in pursuit of responsible renewable energy development

Posted on the 23rd August 2012
(This article first appeared in the BirdLife South Africa e-newsletter of August 2012. - Ed.) BirdLife South Africa supports renewable energy production, but renewable energy facilities, particularly... Read more

NEW BOOKLET: BIODIVERSITY EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS

Posted on the 22nd August 2012
New booklet: Biodiversity early warning systems: South African citizen scientists monitoring change. Edited by Phoebe Barnard & Marienne de Villiers. This booklet is the result of a collaborati... Read more

REPORT SIGHTINGS OF INDIAN HOUSE CROWS

Posted on the 15th July 2012
REPORT SIGHTINGS OF HOUSE CROWS The City of Cape Town's Invasive Alien Species department, together with CapeNature, is working on the programme to overcome the House Crow problem in and ar... Read more

MORE ON THE NATIONAL IBA PROGRAMME

Posted on the 14th May 2012
IBA NATIONAL PROGRAMME One of the most exciting news items for this week is the launch of the IBA online directory pages. Since the launch earlier this week, the directory webpage has received more t... Read more

THE LATEST ON LUDWIG'S BUSTARD

Posted on the 4th May 2012
(Romi Boom, The Editor of wildcard.co.za kindly gave us permission to load this. - Ed.) Ludwig’s Bustard became a globally Endangered species in 2010 due to increasing collisions with power lin... Read more

AVIAN MALARIA IN WESTERN CAPE BIRDS

Posted on the 4th May 2012
(Romi Boom, the Editor of wildcard.co.za, kindly gave us permission to load this. - Ed.) Avian malaria in Western Cape birds Avian malaria occurs worldwide on most continents. In the Western Cape it... Read more

MOVES TO PROTECT INDIAN OCEAN ALBATROSSES

Posted on the 27th April 2012
IOTC moves to protect albatrosses Fremantle, 26 April 2012: The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) today agreed to measures that, if appropriately implemented by tuna longline fishing vessels,... Read more

BLACK SPARROWHAWKS ARE MOVING WEST

Posted on the 4th April 2012
Hi Team SABAP2, Have a look at this amazing range shift, only made visible because you have helped us collect the data that reveal the pattern. Every single atlas checklist is a piece in the big jigs... Read more