Conservation

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

Posted on the 7th January 2019
BACKGROUND This report needs to be read against the background of our initial project description: Members of BirdLife Overberg decided to prioritise the spending of available funds and fut... Read more

ANNUAL REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN: PROJECT 2: CIGARETTE BUTT BINS ALONG THE OVERSTRAND COASTLINE

Posted on the 4th January 2019
Cigarette butts remain a huge worldwide problem when coastal litter is evaluated. This problem was very well illustrated through the vast numbers of cigarette butts that were collected during our m... Read more

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

Posted on the 4th January 2019
One of the other projects in the CleanMarine campaign relates to the installation of bins for the collection of fishing line along the Overstrand coastline. This project was started in South Africa... Read more

ANNUAL REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN: PROJECT 4: REGULAR CO-ORDINATED WATERBIRD COUNTS ALONG THE OVERSTRAND ESTUARIES

Posted on the 4th January 2019
Only brief feedback is given to review negotiations until now. It was initially decided that these CWAC counts will be undertaken in support of Dr Giselle Murison, the Estuaries Manager at BirdLi... Read more

ANNUAL REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN: PROJECT 5: MONTHLY COASTAL CLEANUPS – PART 1

Posted on the 3rd January 2019
INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS Fifteen monthly coastal cleanups have already been undertaken and we express our sincere appreciation to Elaine Odendal and Helé Oosthuizen for managing this process.... Read more

ANNUAL REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN: PROJECT 5: MONTHLY COASTAL CLEANUPS – PART 2

Posted on the 3rd January 2019
OTHER ISSUES RELATED TO THE WAR AGAINST PLASTICS IN OUR OCEANS The regular coastal cleanups managed by Elaine and Helé resulted in several other actions and projects that were not part the... Read more

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

Posted on the 2nd January 2019
The African Black Oystercatcher was selected as the BirdLife South Africa Bird of the Year 2018. This represented an ideal opportunity to use this iconic target species of our CleanMarine campaigns... Read more

APPRECIATION FROM THE ZWELIHLE RECYCLE SWOP SHOP

Posted on the 17th December 2018
LETTER OF APPRECIATION FROM THE ZWELIHLE RECYCLE SWOP SHOP 16.12.2018. BIRDLIFE OVERBERG. Dear all, Thank you for supporting our project throughout the year. A huge thank you ... Read more

KINDLY COLLECT FISHING LINE ALONG OUR COASTLINE

Posted on the 11th December 2018
Marine litter affects a variety of marine animals, notably turtles, seabirds and whales. Fishing line and other fishery-related products pose a major problem as marine creatures may become entangle... Read more

BE CAREFUL OF BIRDS BREEDING ON OUR BEACHES

Posted on the 11th December 2018
The African Black Oystercatcher (Swarttobie) and White-fronted Plover (Vaalstrandkiewiet) are the only two beach breeding birds along the Overstrand coastline. Shorebirds nesting on the ground are ... Read more

COMBAT PLASTIC POLLUTION ALONG OUR COASTLINE

Posted on the 11th December 2018
The problem of the pollution of our oceans is currently receiving huge attention internationally – it also threatens our marine life and coastal birds. This issue is usually far removed from ... Read more

Bongani Minerals (Pty) Ltd Proposed Mining Right Application in the Moutonshoek Valley

Posted on the 5th December 2018
A tungsten deposit was located in the Moutonshoek Valley (also known as the Krom Antonies River Valley) near Piketberg in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, and Bongani Minerals (Pty) Ltd (... Read more

REPORT ON THE COASTAL CLEANUP AT GROTTO BEACH ON 17 NOVEMBER 2018

Posted on the 21st November 2018
We report on the 14th BirdLife Overberg monthly coastal clean-up with a difference!  It was held on Saturday 17 November at Grotto beach, Hermanus and was done in collaboration with Walker... Read more

THE MARINE MONTH SCHOOLS COMPETION, FISHING LINE BINS AND OTHER THINGS

Posted on the 3rd November 2018
We give feedback on a few odds and ends forming part of the BirdLife Overberg CleanMarine campaign. Some time ago we published a report on the Whale Coast Conservation Expo what was undertaken at m... Read more

THE MONTHLY BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTAL CLEAN-UPS AT ONE YEAR

Posted on the 1st November 2018
Members of BirdLife Overberg recently celebrated the first anniversary of regular monthly coastal clean-ups along the Onrus and Vermont shoreline, as well as in the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve.... Read more