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APPEAL: PLEASE CONSIDER CHASING PELICANS NEXT SUMMER

Posted on the 5th December 2011
Five BirdLife Overberg members entertained us over the last week while they were 'chasing pelicans' on Jutten Island.  We have attempted to report on their adventures on a day-by-day basis a... Read more

APPEAL AGAINST SWELLENDAM WINDFARM PROJECT

Posted on the 15th November 2011
(Dr. Stuart Shearer, on behalf of BirdLife Overberg, has submitted the appeal form against the authorisation for the Biotherm wind energy project at Uitkyk/ Excelsior near Swellendam.  Here it is... Read more

STUART APPEALS AGAINST KLIPHEUWEL/ DASSIESFONTEIN WIND FARMS

Posted on the 5th September 2011
APPEAL AGAINST ENV. AUTHORISATION FOR WIND ENERGY FACILITY 2011-09-05 (Dr. Stuart Shearer has (on behalf of BirdLife Overberg) appealed against the Environmental Authorisation for the application&nb... Read more

TROUBLE AT STONY POINT?

Posted on the 30th May 2010
Several groups of birders visited Stony Point on 28 and 19 May as part of the Biodiversity Festival at Harold Porter.  Stony Point is the only breeding colony of African Penguin where these bird'... Read more

COMMENTS ON WIND MONITORING MASTS: BREDASDORP & SWELLENDAM

Posted on the 2nd May 2010
(Herewith we load Stuart Shearer's comments on the draft  Basic Assessment Report for the erection of wind monitoring masts near Swellendam and Bredasdorp.  We full support his stance. - Ed.... Read more

APPEAL FOR HELP FROM SAVE BANTAMSKLIP

Posted on the 14th September 2009
Dear Save Bantamsklip supporters, We have the unique opportunity of being able to publicise our cause at two upcoming events in Hermanus, namely: The Flower and Eco-Fair at Fernkloof - 17th to 20th ... Read more

SITES FOR HOTTENTOT BUTTONQUAILS IN THE OVERBERG

Posted on the 13th August 2009
(Gordon Botha forwarded the following details concerning two sites in the Overberg where Hottentot Buttonquails could be found). The Arabella spot: I don’t have the GPS coordinates. Coming from... Read more

CORPORATES COULD GET INVOLVED IN BIRD CONSERVATION

Posted on the 5th August 2009
2009-08-03 Johannesburg: E Oppenheimer & Son, a company long associated with conservation work in South Africa, recently took the innovative step of signing up its entire staff, totalling almost ... Read more

HOTTENTOT BUTTONQUAIL WEST OF ELIM

Posted on the 20th July 2009
Surveyed a pentad west of Elim yesterday - very nice piece of protected fynbos. In a 2km drive along a ridge-line track, we counted a dozen or more Hottentot Buttonquail, mostly at less than 20 m as t... Read more

THE NATURAL BREACHING OF THE BOTRIVERVLEI

Posted on the 17th July 2009
Hi everybody Those of you who attended the TBC’s meeting tonight have already heard the news, but for the sake of the rest of our regular CWAC’ers, I received confirmation that the Botriv... Read more

SAVE BANTAMSKLIP

Posted on the 14th July 2009
(We have received this notice from interim committee of the Save Bantamsklip campaign - Ed.) Dear Interested & Affected Parties, The newly established Save Bantamsklip campaign is a confederatio... Read more

AFRICAN PENGUINS GET A CHAMPION

Posted on the 28th June 2009
African Penguins have been sliding towards extinction since industrial fishing started around the Cape. The last four years have seen a population crash. BirdLife South African has found someone to ch... Read more

WE OBJECT TO ESKOM AT BANTAMKLIP

Posted on the 27th June 2009
(BirdLife South Africa and its regional branches have already registered as Interested and Affected Parties as part of the EIA processes regarding ESKOM's proposed nuclear power station at Bantamklip ... Read more

DYER ISLAND NEWS

Posted on the 26th February 2009
(Herewith news on seabirds taken from the January newsletter of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust). The African penguins Spheniscus demersus are coming toward the end of their moult cycle on Dyer Is... Read more

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