Conservation

THE GEESE AGAINST FARMERS DEBATE

Posted on the 11th August 2017
(Many farmers have expressed concern about the dramatic increase in numbers of Egyptian and Spur-winged Geese. This has resulted in a debate on whether they could be shot, or maybe even positioned,... Read more

“ENDANGERED”, “NEAR THREATENED”, “VULNERABLE”: WHAT DO THESE ACTUALLY MEAN?

Posted on the 3rd August 2017
(This is posted with permission from the Editor of “Batis”, the newsletter of the Somerset West Bird Club. – Ed.) We hear the words “endangered” and “near th... Read more

SOMERSET WEST BIRD CLUB AT THE PAARL SEWAGE WORKS

Posted on the 3rd August 2017
Paarl Outing – Saturday 15th July. We woke up to a VERY cold and rainy morning so I and 3 stalwart friends thought we would be the only “mad birders”; but no, another 4 people... Read more

LATEST NEWS FROM THE OVERBERG RENOSTERVELD CONSERVATION TRUST

Posted on the 2nd August 2017
LATEST NEWS FROM THE OVERBERG RENOSTERVELD CONSERVATION TRUST  ANOTHER EASEMENT SIGNED: KYKOEDIE CONSERVATION Our first independent easement has been signed! We have been working with J... Read more

OBJECTION TO THE ARNISTON SPA HOTEL APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT TO CONDUCT GUIDED VEHICLE TOURS WITHIN THE COASTAL AREA

Posted on the 29th June 2017
Members will recall that we, together with other organisations, lodged an objection to this application by the Arniston Spa Hotel. We are delighted to announce that the the Department had refused t... Read more

Confirmed cases of Cape Vultures killed at wind farms

Posted on the 9th April 2017
BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA MEDIA RELEASE Cape Vultures killed at wind farms Johannesburg, 6 April 2017: African’s vultures are in trouble. Most old-world vultures (vultures found in Af... Read more

SUMMARIES OF PRESENTATIONS TO THE WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM MEETING ON 1 OCTOBER 2016

Posted on the 24th October 2016
PRESENTATION SUMMARIES, CONSERVATION REPORTS AND BIRD CLUB REPORTS OF THE WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM MEETING HELD ON 1 OCTOBER 2016 PRESENTATION SUMMARIES Samantha Ralston-Paton, from BirdLif... Read more

CONSERVATION REPORTS SUBMITTED TO THE WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM MEETING ON 1 OCTOBER 2016

Posted on the 24th October 2016
CONSERVATION REPORTS Western Cape Birding Forum Progress Report: Western Cape Regional Conservation October 2016 Progress Report Dale Wright Regional Conservation Manager: Western Cape... Read more

CONSERVATION CONCERNS ALONG THE CAPE WEST COAST

Posted on the 26th September 2016
Cape West Coast Feedback to the Western Cape Birding Forum meeting on 1 October 2016 Conservation concerns on the West Coast 1. Environmental Status. The West Coast is at a crossroad enviro... Read more

CONSERVATION CONCERNS EXPRESSED BY THE CAPE BIRD CLUB

Posted on the 26th September 2016
Conservation Report WCBF September 2016. GENERAL ITEMS: LIBAS: The criteria for LIBAs (locally important bird areas) has been circulated with no criticisms. This will now be formally presente... Read more

PRESENTATION SUMMARY OF THE VERLORENVLEI PROTECTED AREAS PROJECT

Posted on the 26th September 2016
Presentation Summary for Western Cape Birding Forum Meeting – 1 Oct 16 Verlorenvlei Protected Areas Project (This is a summary of the illustrated talk on this project that will be prese... Read more

REPORTS ON PROJECTS AT THE PAARL BIRD SANCTUARY

Posted on the 22nd September 2016
John Fincham and Jo Hobbs of the CAPE BIRD CLUB have submitted reports for the Western Cape Birding Forum meeting scheduled for 1 October 2017. Everyone involved should be congratulated with these ... Read more

APPRECIATION FROM ZEEKOEVLEI PRIMARY SCHOOL

Posted on the 16th September 2016
5 September 2016 Dear Birdlife South Africa Directors and Staff members I hope our letter finds you all in good health. An amazing event took place over this past weekend. Due to us winning y... Read more

LAUNCH OF THE KEY BIODIVERSITY AREA PARTNERSHIP

Posted on the 16th September 2016
30 August 2016 To – BirdLife Partner CEOs - Launch of the Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to inform you that the new Key Biodiversity Areas Partner... Read more

BLSA REGIONAL CONSERVATION PROGRESS REPORT FOR THE WESTERN CAPE

Posted on the 16th September 2016
Western Cape Birding Forum Progress Report: Western Cape Regional Conservation October 2016 Progress Report Dale Wright Regional Conservation Manager: Western Cape BirdLife South Afri... Read more