Conservation

WHO TO CONTACT WHEN INJURED OR POISONED RAPTORS ARE FOUND

Posted on the 10th July 2018
Here is a provisional list of specialists that could be contacted if injured or poisoned birds of prey are found. REHABILITATION CENTRES • Kerri Wolter of Vulpro in the Magaliesberg ar... Read more

ECOBRICKS AND THE FIGHT AGAINST SINGLE USE PLASTICS

Posted on the 1st July 2018
This is PLASTIC FREE JULY, an international campaign aimed at reducing and eventually eliminating our use of single use plastics. Sign up at www.plasticfreejuly.com to receive many handy, practical... Read more

CALL FOR DONATIONS TO SUSTAIN BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN

Posted on the 18th May 2018
BirdLife Overberg’s CleanMarine conservation campaign is explained in this summary first published in the BirdLife South Africa E-newsletter. This is a call to members, partners and other lik... Read more

FEEDBACK ON CLEANMARINE PROJECT DEVELOPMENTS

Posted on the 2nd May 2018
We have received our first fishing line bins and the revamped identification brochures on the common coastal birds of the Western Cape! The fishing line bins will be put up at key spots along t... Read more

The Moutonshoek Protected Environment (MPE) is South Africa’s newest privately protected area

Posted on the 23rd April 2018
The Moutonshoek community protect their land to conserve our natural heritage and the water catchment for Verlorenvlei estuary  The Moutonshoek Protected Environment (MPE) is South Africa&... Read more

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTAL CLEANUP ON 14 APRIL 2018

Posted on the 15th April 2018
Eleven volunteers together with fourteen children from the Recycle Swop Shop participated in the seventh monthly BirdLife Overberg coastal cleanup along the Vermont shoreline. The group started fro... Read more

THE SOUTH AFRICAN BIRD ATLAS PROJECT - PROTOCOL EXPLAINED

Posted on the 7th April 2018
Southern African Bird Atlas Project (SABAP): The Protocol Explained Introduction The atlas protocol is a survey protocol, designed to record the presence of as many bird species as possible ... Read more

PROGRESS WITH THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CAMPAIGN ON THE CONSERVATION OF OUR COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES – REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 2018

Posted on the 27th February 2018
PROGRESS WITH THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CAMPAIGN ON THE CONSERVATION OF OUR COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES – REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 2018 BACKGROUND Members of BirdLife Overberg decided to prioritise ... Read more

AN ILL WIND BLOWS FOR VULTURES IN LESOTHO

Posted on the 24th February 2018
An ill wind blows for vultures in Lesotho Johannesburg, 24 February 2018: Conservationists are concerned that a proposed wind farm development at a site near Letšeng-La-Terae in Lesotho... Read more

SOMERSET WEST BIRD CLUB ON COASTAL CLEANUPS

Posted on the 1st February 2018
(I was guest speaker at the Somerset West Bird Club’s monthly meeting on 11 January where I reviewed progress with our conservation campaign on our coastline and estuaries. The talk was entit... Read more

PROGRESS WITH BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTLINE AND ESTUARY CONSERVATION PROJECTS

Posted on the 29th January 2018
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG PROJECTS AIMED AT PROTECTING OUR COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES BACKGROUND Members of BirdLife Overberg decided to prioritise the spending of available funds and future fund-raising ... Read more

Avoidance of seismic survey activities by penguins

Posted on the 14th December 2017
Avoidance of seismic survey activities by penguins For the very first time African Penguins (Spheniscus demersus) are shown to be strongly affected by seismic surveys exploring the seabed for p... Read more

PENGUINS THREATENED BY FISHING NETS

Posted on the 30th November 2017
Tangled and drowned: new study shows that penguins are threatened by fishing nets Researchers from across the world have collaborated to produce the first global review of penguin bycatch, publ... Read more

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTAL CLEANUP COINCIDING WITH BIRDING BIG DAY

Posted on the 28th November 2017
Saturday’s second coastal cleanup at the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve was a huge success and 26 volunteers participated in the event. These included 15 children from the Zwelihle SwopShop ... Read more

COMMENTS ON THE CHANGES AT SAFRING

Posted on the 1st November 2017
There has been wide-ranging reaction to the news that Dr Dieter Oschadleus is being retrenched and that SAFRING will in future form part of the Fitz. We post some of the recent emails on this matte... Read more