Conservation

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

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CHARITY GOLF DAY

Posted on the 22nd May 2019
Please support the charity golf day fundraiser for BirdLife Overberg’s CleanMarine campaign at the Hermanus Golf Course on Thursday 29 August 2019 – we have several opportunities for yo... 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

OBJECTION TO THE PROPOSED LAMLOCH DEVELOPMENT

Posted on the 12th April 2019
OBJECTION: THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF A GAME FARM WITH TOURIST FACILITIES AND ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE ON THE REMAINDER OF THE FARM LAMLOCH NO. 892, CALEDON DISTRICT (Pre-Application DEA&DP R... Read more

Verlorenvlei Estuary faces mining threat once again

Posted on the 20th March 2019
The Verlorenvlei Estuary is once again facing a mining threat in its primary water catchment area – the Moutonshoek valley. This beautiful, secluded valley provides the bulk of the water supp... 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 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