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

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

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

BIRDS ENTANGLED IN FISHING GEAR

Posted on the 29th September 2012
Two papers which highlight the problems caused to birds by abandoned fishing gear were published in OO yesterday evening --- one is the tragic story of an entangled Bank Cormorant chick that took m... 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

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

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