Conservation

Reprieve for Mpumalanga Strategic Water Source Area

Posted on the 24th March 2021
Yesterday, March 23rd, the Pretoria High Court issued an interdict preventing a coal mining company from commencing mining and related activities in a Strategic Water Source Area. The interdict was... Read more

No wind farm for Eastern Cape’s wilderness area

Posted on the 11th March 2021
BirdLife South Africa normally embraces renewable energy, but some places are just not well-suited for wind energy infrastructure. We are delighted that Department of Environment Forestry and Fishe... Read more

THE MANAGEMENT OF INVASIVE REEDS AT THE ONRUS RIVER ESTUARY

Posted on the 6th January 2021
(This report drafted previously is posted to give a background on the potential impact of these reeds on bird populations at the Onrus River estuary - Ad.) Comments on your documents on “... Read more

Iconic African savanna raptors uplisted to Endangered on the global Red List of threatened species

Posted on the 15th December 2020
African savanna landscapes are synonymous with sightings of large birds of prey. These majestic apex predators can give pause to even the least bird-friendly observer driving by. To behold such uni... Read more

NEWS ON THE GOUGH ISLAND RESTORATION PROGRAMME

Posted on the 27th November 2020
RSPB Council gives the go ahead for 2021 restoration operation Following the postponement of the Gough Island Restoration operation this year due to Covid-19, RSPB council trustees met on Tuesd... Read more

A close shave for a scarce bird of prey

Posted on the 18th September 2020
(Media release by BirdLife South Africa on 18 September 2020, Johannesburg)  Eagle-eyed conservationists are helping protect our country’s natural resourcesin the face of a rapidly c... Read more

OVERBERG PRECINCT WINTER CAR COUNT 25 JULY 2020

Posted on the 14th September 2020
Another glorious day for our winter count. Sunshine, no wind, generally good visibility. Some coastal roads had a bit of mist to begin with, but on the whole most routes leaders commented how their... Read more

South Africa is a world leader in Key Biodiversity Areas

Posted on the 25th August 2020
In 2016 the global conservation community developed a globally recognised standard to identify KBAs - the most important sites for biodiversity globally. In 2019/20, South Africa became the fi... Read more

A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT

Posted on the 22nd April 2020
BirdLife South Africa is proud to support BirdLife International in its call to the United Nations to make a 'healthy natural environment' a human right. After all, South Africa is one of v... Read more

COMMENTING ON DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS

Posted on the 13th April 2020
A GENERAL NOTICE TO BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CLUB MEMBERS The unrealistic and unsustainable time spent on BirdLife Overberg work and commitments were discussed fairly comprehensively in the annual repor... Read more

Covid-19 and Single-Use Plastics

Posted on the 6th April 2020
Interesting letter received form the Global Ecobrick Alliance: Dear Anton, This a top priority Global Ecobrick Alliance (GEA) bulletin were sending to full GoBrik database. We hope this finds... Read more

A look back at some of the biggest bird conservation stories of 2019 - BirdLife International

Posted on the 27th March 2020
A lot can happen in a year. Browse some of the most important advances in bird conservation science that happened over 2019: part of the yearly update to our flagship publication, State of the Worl... Read more

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CONSERVATION REPORT FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2020

Posted on the 23rd March 2020
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CONSERVATION REPORT FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2020 This report reviews progress with the various projects forming part of BirdLife Overberg’s CleanMarine campaign and a few... Read more

REPORTING BIRD COLLISIONS WITH OVERHEAD WIRES

Posted on the 27th February 2020
The importance of reporting collisions with overhead electrical wires is very well illustrated by this example: This morning I received the report below from Steve Peck of a Denham’s Bustard ... Read more

FLIGHT HIGHER COURSES IN 2020

Posted on the 3rd February 2020
The contents of the Flight Higher course for more experienced birders have now been adapted to a workshop format rather a lecture format. A variety of talks are now available and the decisions of w... Read more