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PUBLIC MEETINGS: OVERBERG DISTRICT COASTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

Posted on the 1st April 2014
NOTIFICATION OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COASTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME FOR THE OVERBERG DISTRICT We would like to invite you as a potential Interested & Affected P... Read more

KINDLY REPORT BIRDS IN INCIDENTS WITH POWER LINES

Posted on the 19th November 2013
Report power line related incidents. . . An appeal to BirdLife South Africa members and the public Eskom and the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) formalised their long-standing relationship b... Read more

CONSERVATION ISSUES REGARDING WESTERN CAPE ESTUARIES

Posted on the 8th August 2013
(Our guest speaker at our monthly public talk in November will be Pierre de Villiers of CapeNature and he will focus on estuary management issues.  Below is a summary of a presentation that he... Read more

WHY THE FUSS ABOUT WETLANDS: THE FERNKLOOF STORY

Posted on the 7th August 2013
WETLANDS: WHY ALL THE FUSS? Written by Anina Lee, Whale Coast Conservation The Hermanus Botanical Society has chosen “wetlands” as the theme for their 2013 Flower Festival in the Fe... Read more

SERIES ON OUR THREATENED SPECIES: BLACK HARRIER

Posted on the 24th July 2013
SERIES ON OUR THREATENED BIRDS: THE BLACK HARRIER (The BirdLife Overberg committee members have decided to publish a monthly article on some of the threatened bird species of South Africa. Com... Read more

SERIES ON OUR THREATENED SPECIES: AFRICAN PENGUIN

Posted on the 23rd July 2013
(The BirdLife Overberg committee members have decided to publish a monthly article on some of the threatened bird species of South Africa. Committee member Keir Lynch is drafting these articles. Th... Read more

SERIES ON OUR THREATENED SPECIES: BANK CORMORANT

Posted on the 23rd July 2013
Bank Cormorant  The Bank Cormorant, Phalacrocorax neglectus, is one of two endangered seabird species that breeds exclusively along the Namibian and South African coastline. The species is e... Read more

SERIES ON OUR THREATENED SPECIES: AFRICAN GRASS OWL

Posted on the 23rd July 2013
African Grass Owl  Grassland systems in South Africa are under severe threat and estimates place more than thirty percent of the biome as permanently transformed. The transformation has occu... Read more

SERIES ON OUR THREATENED SPECIES: WANDERING ALBATROSS

Posted on the 23rd July 2013
Wandering Albatross  The Wandering Albatross, Diomedea exulans, the largest of all the albatross species which grace our oceans, has a huge wingspan of approximately 3.1m. The longest living... Read more

FEEDBACK ON THE FERNKLOOF EDUCATIONAL PROJECT

Posted on the 7th June 2013
The development of birding educational posters for the Fernkloof Nature Reserve in Hermanus is now reaching completion. The twelve provisional posters have been printed and will now be finalised and r... Read more

Fernkloof Birding Project - Interpretive signage + educational guide material

Posted on the 21st January 2013
(The members of BirdLife Overberg have proposed a dynamic project to develop birding environmental education resources at the Fernkloof Nature Reserve.  This is being done in collaboration with a... Read more

MALLARDS IN THE WESTERN CAPE: A CRITICAL CONSERVATION PROBLEM

Posted on the 6th January 2013
I have done an annual species count for many years as I find in interesting to see the variations in such counts, depending on how widely we travel during a specific year. Last night my count for 2013... Read more

THE IMPORTANCE OF DUNES IN COASTAL LANDSCAPES

Posted on the 2nd January 2013
(This compelling article on the delicate biology of coastal dunes at the Kleinmond area originally appeared in the December 2012 edition of 'Fynbos', the newsletter of the Kleinmond Nature Conservatio... Read more

STUART TO SPEND LESS TIME ON WIND FARM EIA'S

Posted on the 26th March 2012
I have decided to reduce my involvement with wind farm EIAs – it is taking up far too much of my time, and is quite frankly unpleasant, if not toxic, having to deal with these developers and the... Read more

APPEAL AGAINST ANOTHER WIND FARM FACILITY AUTHORISATION

Posted on the 16th December 2011
(Dr. Stuart Shearer has once again produced an outstanding piece of work in appealing against the authorisation for the Kluitjeskraal and Uitvlugt wind energy facility near Swellendam.  This... Read more

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