Conservation

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTAL CLEAN-UP ON 20 OCTOBER 2018

Posted on the 20th October 2018
Ten BirdLife Overberg volunteers participated in the second coastal clean-up along the western shoreline of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve. Today we celebrated the first year of these monthly ... Read more

SANDWICH TERNS WITH COLOURED RINGS - KINDLY REPORT THESE

Posted on the 17th October 2018
Reporting Ringed Sandwich Terns Sandwich Terns visit our coast from October to April every summer. They migrate from Western Europe and the UK along the West coast of Africa. Some only go as far ... Read more

AFRICAN PENGUIN CONSERVATION FEEDBACK FROM BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA

Posted on the 15th October 2018
Saturday was African Penguin Awareness Day and we have posted and shared several items in this regard. Mark Anderson also highlighted some developments regarding the penguins in his weekly feedback... Read more

Theanette Staal – The Oystercatcher Hero for October

Posted on the 4th October 2018
Theanette Staal – The Oystercatcher Hero for October. The deserved recipient of the BirdLife Overberg Oystercatcher Hero Award for October is Theanette Staal of the Dyer Island Conservation... Read more

JENNY PARSON'S LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE OYSTERCATCHERS AT PRINGLE BAY

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

REDUCING THE VOLUME OF HOUSEHOLD WASTE GOING TO LANDFILL AND ADDRESSING ELECTRONIC WASTE

Posted on the 23rd August 2018
Reducing the household waste stream and cutting the use of single use plastics (Part 2) – Reducing the volume of waste going to landfill and addressing electronic waste. In the second a... Read more

MORE ON ECOBRICKS AND THE FIGHT AGAINST SINGLE USE PLASTICS

Posted on the 10th August 2018
In the first article on handy hints to reduce one’s household waste stream we highlight the making of Ecobricks. The Ecobrick movement has gained a huge following throughout the world. Find d... Read more

PLEASE REPORT BREEDING SECRETARYBIRDS

Posted on the 1st August 2018
BirdLife South Africa’s Secretarybird Project would like to request your assistance in locating breeding Secretarybirds across Southern Africa. If you have any historical records of nest loca... Read more

PINKEY NGEWU IS OUR OYSTERCATCHER HERO FOR THE MONTH OF JULY

Posted on the 18th July 2018
The “Oystercatcher Hero of the Month award” was created to honour community members or organisations that make significant contributions to the conservation of our coastline and estuari... Read more

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

THE CLEANMARINE OYSTERCATCHER HERO FOR MAY: MICHAEL RAIMONDO

Posted on the 20th May 2018
Michael Raimondo, of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve and owner of Green Renaissance was the worthy recipient of BirdLife Overberg's CleanMarine Oystercatcher Hero award last night. Many out... 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