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THE LIFE CYCLE OF AN AFRICAN OYSTERCATCHER BREEDING SITE

Posted on the 3rd September 2018
One of the main aims of BirdLife Overberg's CleanMarine campaign is to focus on the protection of African Oystercatcher and White-fronted Plover nest sites along the Overstrand coastline. The n... Read more »

TERNS MIGRATING – SOME AMAZING STORIES

Posted on the 24th August 2018
(This article by Duncan Butchart first appeared in The Village News of 21 August 2018 – Ed.) A Tern on the Tide On a warm and breezy December morning, Jennifer McKenzie of the Hermanus... Read more »

NEW SERIES ON FIGHTING THE PLASTIC WASTE AND LITTER MONSTER

Posted on the 9th August 2018
The Overstrand municipality started with waste recycling many years ago and most of us have become used to doing our bit to recycle towards a cleaner environment. Hermanus has further won several e... Read more »

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG XMAS IN JULY DINNER ON 28 JULY 2018

Posted on the 31st July 2018
It would be impossible to meaningfully describe the success of Saturday evening’s event. We therefore decided to only give a brief overview. Descriptive images are being loaded systematically... Read more »

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAD ASSISTED WITH XMAS IN JULY DINNER

Posted on the 30th July 2018
We would like to express our appreciation to sponsors, members and friends who had contributed so much to the success of our Xmas in July event on 28 July 2018. DONORS AND PARTNERS Dale Wri... Read more »

COASTAL CLEANUP REPORT FOR 14 JULY 2018

Posted on the 15th July 2018
Participation in yesterday’s BirdLife Overberg coastal clean-up was a bit of a disaster due to a variety of reasons. The weather was not good and several people did not come out and the same ... Read more »

FISHING LINE BINS FOR THE OVERSTRAND COASTLINE

Posted on the 5th July 2018
I have just collected the first batch of fishing line bins from our partners at the Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT). We at BirdLife Overberg extend a big thank you and sincere appreciation fo... Read more »

INTERNATIONAL PLASTIC BAG FREE DAY ON 3 JULY

Posted on the 28th June 2018
INTERNATIONAL PLASTIC BAG FREE DAY ON 3 JULY The International Plastic Bag Free Day is now in its ninth year and in 2018 it will be celebrated on Tuesday 3 July. Scores of organisations and hundr... Read more »

ANNOUNCING THE “PLASTIC FREE JULY” CAMPAIGN

Posted on the 27th June 2018
The month of July will be very important for BirdLife Overberg’s CleanMarine conservation campaign. International research has shown that plastics represent 80% of marine litter being collect... Read more »

New proceedings launched to protect Mpumalanga strategic water source area from coal mining

Posted on the 13th June 2018
Last week, the coalition of eight community and civil society organisations that is resisting Atha-Africa Ventures’ proposed coal mine inside a Protected Area and Strategic Water Source Area ... Read more »

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CLEANMARINE COASTAL CLEAN-UP ON 12 MAY 2018

Posted on the 12th May 2018
The BirdLife Overberg Coastal Cleanup on 12 May 2018 was at the Onrus beach. It was once again done with the children of the Recycle Swop Shop and with the generous support of the Milkwood restaura... Read more »

THE WAR AGAINST CIGARETTE BUTTS ALONG THE OVERSTRAND COASTLINE – PROGRESS REPORT

Posted on the 28th April 2018
This is the report on one of the six projects forming part of the BirdLife Overberg conservation campaign on our coastline and estuaries, now being called the CleanMarine project. Like the "Cl... Read more »

PROTECTING BREEDING SITES OF AFRICAN BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS AND WHITE-FRONTED PLOVERS ALONG OUR COASTLINE – PROGRESS REPORT

Posted on the 28th April 2018
This is the report on one of the six projects forming part of the BirdLife Overberg conservation campaign on our coastline and estuaries, now being called the CleanMarine project. Like the "Cl... Read more »

REGULAR CWAC COUNTS ALONG THE OVERSTRAND ESTUARIES – PROGRESS REPORT

Posted on the 27th April 2018
This is the report on one of the six projects forming part of the BirdLife Overberg conservation campaign on our coastline and estuaries, now being called the CleanMarine project. Like the "Cl... Read more »

MONTHLY CLEANMARINE COASTAL CLEANUPS - PROGRESS REPORT

Posted on the 27th April 2018
This is the report on one of the six projects forming part of the BirdLife Overberg conservation campaign on our coastline and estuaries, now being called the CleanMarine project. Like the "Cl... Read more »