Conservation

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

NEW MAP TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF WINDFARMS ON BIRDS

Posted on the 26th March 2012
New map to reduce the impact of wind farms on South Africa’s birds The Endangered Wildlife Trust and BirdLife South Africa want to ensure that wind farms are developed at sites which do not neg... Read more

DRAFT MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 19th March 2012
Dear Stakeholder, We are proud to announce that we have submitted the draft management plan for Agulhas National Park to the Department of Environmental Affairs for comment and approval. The draft m... Read more

SPECIAL WATCH ON SECRETARYBIRD & WHITE-BELLIED KORHAAN

Posted on the 15th February 2012
Hi all Two additional species have been added to the 'special watch' section of the SABAP2 website - Secretarybird and White-bellied Korhaan (http://sabap2.adu.org.za and click on the 'special watc... Read more

MARTIAL EAGLES IN TROUBLE

Posted on the 14th February 2012
Hi folks Click on this link to read the full story about the decline in the distribution of Martial Eagles (Polemaetus bellicosus) - http://sabap2.adu.org.za/ The current top story in the latest new... Read more

AVIAN WIND FARM SENSITIVITY MAP

Posted on the 24th January 2012
Hi to all After nearly 18 months of constructive debate and discussion, I am happy to announce that the first version of the Avian Wind Farm Sensitivity map is now available on the BirdLife Sou... Read more

PROBLEMS FOR LANGEBAAN EAGLES?

Posted on the 9th January 2012
Through a chance meeting of a friend who is the environmental member on Ward 6 Committee (Langebaan) and one of the people who look after the Langebaan Eagles, learned that there is a DEIR for develop... Read more

LIST OF THREATENED & ENDANGERED ECOSYSTEMS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted on the 14th December 2011
Dear CER Subscriber, Latest news from our website: 'List of Threatened and Endangered Ecosystems finally gazetted' On 9 December 2011, the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs finally pu... Read more