Conservation

PROGRESS WITH OUR CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN

Posted on the 30th September 2019
We have recently developed a PowerPoint presentation to give feedback on progress with the CleanMarine campaign. Herewith the bullet points as it stood at the end of September 2019. Illustrative im... Read more

REPORT ON BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTAL CLEANUP ON 31 AUGUST 2019

Posted on the 4th September 2019
The BirdLife Overberg coastal cleanup team once again worked the eastern shoreline of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve on Saturday 31 August. They started from Brekvisbaai in Vermont and worked ... Read more

REPORT ON THE CLEANMARINE PROJECT 1: PROTECTING BREEDING SITES OF AFRICAN BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS AND WHITE-FRONTED PLOVERS ALONG OUR COASTLINE

Posted on the 24th August 2019
PROGRESS WITH THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN ON THE CONSERVATION OF OUR COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES: REPORT FOR AUGUST 2019 BACKGROUND This report needs to be read against the backgrou... Read more

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN: PROJECT 2: MONTHLY COASTAL CLEANUPS

Posted on the 23rd August 2019
PROJECT 2: MONTHLY COASTAL CLEANUPS # Monthly coastal cleanups have been undertaken during most months since October 2017 and previously between 2006 and 2008. Reports on these monthly cleanups a... Read more

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN: PROJECT 3: ERECTING FISHING LINE BINS ALONG THE OVERSTRAND COASTLINE

Posted on the 22nd August 2019
PROJECT 3: ERECTING FISHING LINE BINS ALONG THE OVERSTRAND COASTLINE The last ten fishing line bins will be set up at previously identified spots along the Hermanus cliff path and at Sandbaai soo... Read more

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN: PROJECT 6: EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS IN SUPPORT OF THE CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN

Posted on the 21st August 2019
  PROJECT 6: ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS A variety of environmental education campaigns are ongoing. # The BirdLife South Africa bird of the year posters and educational resou... Read more

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN: PROJECT 4: CIGARETTE BUTT BINS ALONG THE OVERSTRAND COASTLINE

Posted on the 21st August 2019
PROJECT 4: CIGARETTE BUTT BINS ALONG THE OVERSTRAND COASTLINE The setting up of cigarette butt bins along our coastline is under investigation and consultations in this regard were previously und... Read more

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN: PROJECT 5: REGULAR CO-ORDINATED WATERBIRD COUNTS ALONG THE OVERSTRAND ESTUARIES

Posted on the 21st August 2019
PROJECT 5: REGULAR CO-ORDINATED WATERBIRD COUNTS (CWACs) ALONG THE OVERSTRAND ESTUARIES Comprehensive CWAC counts along the Cape Whale Coast estuaries were finally undertaken during July 2019 and... Read more

Young Secretarybird ‘Kwezi’ killed on her first dispersal flight

Posted on the 4th August 2019
The BirdLife South Africa 2019 Bird of the Year is the Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius. BirdLife South Africa has used this campaign to highlight the conservation of these charismatic birds ... Read more

MORE ON ECOBRICKS AND THE FIGHT AGAINST SINGLE USE PLASTICS

Posted on the 1st July 2019
This article forms part of our contribution to the International Plastics Free July campaign. In the first article on handy hints to reduce one’s household waste stream we highlight the m... Read more

COMMENTS ON THE FERNKLOOF PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN

Posted on the 30th June 2019
COMMENTS ON THE FERNKLOOF NATURE RESERVE PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN (PAMP) 2020 – 2024 (Version: Draft1. 2019). Municipal notice 33/2019 COMMENTS PREPARED BY DR ANTON ODENDAL OF BI... Read more

South Africa's diversity of Conservation Areas leading the way

Posted on the 28th May 2019
Title: Whilst nature plummets around the globe, South Africa’s Conservation Areas act to slow the loss of biodiversity.  Sub-title: South Africa’s diverse suite of novel Conser... Read more

“A FLIGHT HIGHER” – REPORT ON THE BIRD APPRECIATION COURSE

Posted on the 21st May 2019
We are very happy with the outcomes of the “FLIGHT HIGHER” course, celebrating our feathered friends with more experienced birders that we presented in Hermanus on 18 and 19 May. Many b... Read more

FIFTY ECOBRICKS FOR PICK n PAY COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Posted on the 15th May 2019
LATEST NEWS ON OUR ECOBRICKS We have recently announced that we have completed our 150th EcoBrick – these bricks have all been two litre bottles, each weighing at least 500 gr. This impli... Read more

Brakes put on Controversial Eastern Cape Wind Farm - BLSA Media Release

Posted on the 17th April 2019
Johannesburg, 16 April 2019 - BirdLife South Africa welcomes the decision of Ms L. Zulu, the Acting Minister of the Department of Environmental Affairs, to uphold our appeal against the environment... Read more