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BLO SPONSORS A CAMERA TRAP FOR THE CAPE LEOPARD TRUST!

Posted on the 5th September 2016
Representatives of the CAPE LEOPARD TRUST discussed their work at the BIRDLIFE OVERBERG monthly meeting in May. We were so impressed with their work that the committee decided to make a contributio... Read more

NEW PARTNERSHIP PROTECTS THE LARGER BIRDS OF THE OVERBERG

Posted on the 20th April 2016
The Overberg Crane Group (OCG) has partnered with the Overberg Lowlands Conservation Trust (OLCT) to protect threatened big birds that live in the Overberg, and the habitat on which they rely. As p... Read more

KINDLY REPORT BIRDS KILLED ON FENCES

Posted on the 22nd February 2016
As nature lovers, we all understand that when predators kill for food, it is part of a natural process. We may not like to see it, but we know why it happens. However, when animals die because of w... Read more

RED DATA BOOK OF BIRDS LAUNCHED

Posted on the 9th February 2016
Kindly note that we have now received copies of this excellent publication and this is available at the retail price of R 325.00 per copy. This is an outstanding resource for everyone interested in... Read more

PRACTICAL EDUCATIONAL CARDS ON WETLAND AWARENESS

Posted on the 4th February 2016
We received these beautiful cards from Mark Anderson. Please use the attached cards as and when you please to raise awareness about water, wetlands and waterbirds. They were designed by Utopia, Bir... Read more

SUMMARY OF BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA ACTIVITIES DURING 2015

Posted on the 4th January 2016
(Mark Anderson, the CEO of BirdLife Overberg discusses the ten highlights of BirdLife South Africa's activities during 2015. Wonderful work being done by the entire team. - Ed.) During t... Read more

WESTERN CAPE REGIONAL CONSERVATION PROGRAMME - DECEMBER 2015 STATUS UPDATE

Posted on the 21st December 2015
(Herewith Dale Wright's report for 2015. Pay particular attention to the section on Hottentot Buttonquail research as members of BirdLife Overberg have donated R 30,000.00 towards this programm... Read more

PROTECTING THE WESTERN CAPE’S ESTUARIES FOR BIRDS AND PEOPLE

Posted on the 9th December 2015
PROTECTING THE WESTERN CAPE’S ESTUARIES FOR BIRDS AND PEOPLE Cape Town, 7 December 2015:Estuaries constitute one of South Africa’s most productive, but threatened habitats. While well... Read more

CAPE WHALE COAST IMPORTANT BIRD AND BIODIVERSITY AREA

Posted on the 25th November 2015
(We have received our copies of the IMPORTANT BIRD AND BIODIVERSITY AREAS OF SOUTH AFRICA DIRECTORY and it is really an impressive volume of work. Congratulations to everyone at BirdLife South Afri... Read more

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AT THE DYER ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST

Posted on the 20th November 2015
Elaine and myself enjoyed lunch with Wilfred and Brenda of DICT at the Great White House yesterday. We were able to exchange ideas on matters of mutual interest and chatted about collaboration in f... Read more

OVERBERG WHEATBELT IMPORTANT BIRD & BIODIVERSITY AREA

Posted on the 13th November 2015
(We have received our copies of the IMPORTANT BIRD AND BIODIVERSITY AREAS OF SOUTH AFRICA DIRECTORY and it is really an impressive volume of work. Congratulations to everyone at BirdLife South Afri... Read more

BIRD REHABILITATION WORK IN THE PLETTENBERG BAY REGION

Posted on the 21st July 2014
(This article first appeared in the July 2014 newsletter of BirdLife Plettenberg Bay and is posted with the permission of the Editor. - Ed.) Rehabilitation Work in Plett: 1) Penguins: At th... Read more

SEABIRDS REHABILITATION CENTRE FOR THE OUR REGION?

Posted on the 7th July 2014
(We don't often post articles in Afrikaans. Journalist and club member Ilse Bigalke recently attended a presentation by representatives of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust on the proposed dev... Read more

AFRICAN PENGUIN AND SEABIRD SANCTUARY FOR THE OVERSTRAND

Posted on the 29th April 2014
Dyer Island Conservation Trust African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary Vision and Mission Statement The African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary strives to provide marine avian species in the O... Read more

KINDLY REPORT BIRDS IN INCIDENTS WITH FENCES

Posted on the 17th April 2014
Fences – a friend or foe of birds? You can help us answer this! Birds are killed each year when they collide with fences. Often these species are also of conservation concern, for example t... Read more

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