BirdLife South Africa is a firm believer that conservation needs to start with conversation. Albatross Task Force (ATF) Andrea Angel met with the CapMarine observer agency to plan observer … Since the turn of the 20th century we’ve lost 99% of the entire African Penguin population, which is attributed to the decline of fish, oil spills, loss of habitat and imbalanced ecosystems. We even have a few talks lined up for our younger audiences starting with a Spring Alive presentation by Kristi Garland on 17 April 2020 at 14:00. The Witwatersrand Bird Club is the oldest bird club in South Africa having been established in 1947 and is a club which prides itself in supporting numerous local, national and international birding conservation initiatives and searching for, and enjoying the local birds of the region. Of course, we see many birds on these tours including regional specialties and endemics, but the focus is broader and the pace more relaxed. BirdLife South Africa. We are therefore excited to introduce our new webinar series ‘Conservation Conversations with BirdLife South Africa’ to all of you! You can access the universal registration form to join the Zoom webinars by clicking the button below. Registration Number 001-298 NPO | Public Organisation No 930 004 518 | © 2018 BirdLife South Africa. Where we work. Johannesburg . BirdLife South Africa's Fiscal Benefits Project has successfully included the very first biodiversity tax incentive for Nature Reserves in an annual tax return. If you have any questions or comments for Melissa, please email email@example.com or reach out to her on Twitter (@mwhitecross27) or Instagram (@melissaw27). Click on the link below and find a bird club near you. Please email Shireen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Watch this space for BirdLife South Africa’s upcoming events. If you have any questions please email email@example.com. At the request from a number of the organisation’s members, Nicolette Forbes will talk about her work done during a 10-year period on the award-winning project. Marion Island is a South African territory in the south Atlantic, home to several threatened seabird species, including nearly half of the world’s Wandering Albatrosses. Flock At Sea Again! BirdLife South Africa. Watch our social media feeds and emailers to find out the presenter schedule. All rights reserved. Menu. PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION FOR THE WEBINAR DOES NOT GUARANTEE ACCESS TO THE ZOOM ROOM WHICH IS CAPPED AT 500 VIEWERS. After seven years, the CEPF … Home; Who we are. BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA OFFICE CLOSURE Due to Covid-19 and to help prevent BirdLife South Africa's staff, members, volunteers, and indeed the public from contracting the virus (and to help limit the spread of the virus), our offices will be closed with immediate effect. BirdLife Africa Partnership emphasises developing positive linkages between birds, biodiversity and the livelihoods of people. Yes, with Trip advisor, Birdlife South Africa, St.Lucia Wetland Park Authority, South African Tourism and Kwazulu Natal Tourism. This article was written by Ms. Samantha Ralston, Renewable Energy Manager at BirdLife South Africa and is available on ... Osama Al-Nouri, the MSB project coordinator, facilitated the webinar. BirdLife South Africa's main goal is the conservation of South Africa's birds and their habitats. 189 were here. 0. Related news; 10 Dec 2019. The webinar starts at 19:00 CAT If you have not yet registered for this talk please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/ ... CEO of BirdLife South Africa. It is an important mouthpiece for BirdLife South Africa to create awareness about bird research and conservation work. BirdLife South Africa is supporting the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to launch an island restoration project, which will rid the island of mice and aims to restore this once pristine breeding location. If you have not yet downloaded the Zoom application for your computer please click here. University of the Witwatersrand Doctor of Philosophy - PhD. Protect yourself and others by staying at home. Registration Number 001-298 NPO | Public Organisation No 930 004 518 | © 2018 BirdLife South Africa. BIRDLIFE Port Natal invites you to take part in its webinar, The Restoration of the Lake St Lucia Estuary – an update and reality check, on Wednesday, 11 November from 6.30pm. CEO speech on International Day of Biodiversity: ‘the realisation ’ News 21 May 2020. By clicking the invitation link which will have been sent to you after you register for the talk, you will be able to access the presentation via Zoom. Hockings et al. The first of BirdLife's new Green Recovery Webinar Series convened high-profile speakers for a daring discussion on the future of our planet. Wits Bird Club) website. 2017; Flock on the West Coast 2018; The Kruger Bird & Wildlife Challenge ; Contact us; 16-20 November 2020. More tough questions for climate rogue Sasol at its AGM on Friday 20 November 2020. Announced Register for these live webinars Bird of the Year 2020 Learn More IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. BirdLife South Africa has recently published the first State of South Africa’s Birds Report, the first of its kind for the region…, BirdLife South Africa’s very own world-class magazine. African Birdlife is a bi-monthly magazine and includes well-written articles and stunning photographs of our continent’s birds. 15 Conservation Lessons from the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot. Ensuring pelagic seabirds can safely forage within our oceans and return to their breeding colonies. Melissa is the Manager of the Landscape Conservation Programme at BirdLife South Africa and is responsible for the coordination of the incredible team of conservationists working to preserve South Africa’s most threatened terrestrial (land-based) birds and their ecosystems. Host of Conservation Conversations with BirdLife South Africa - weekly webinar series BirdLife South Africa. Protect yourself and others by staying at home. The webinar showed how these new Guidelines both streamline the requirements for specialists and also makes it very clear how future studies need to be undertaken. The African Birdlife archive enables you to find articles that have been published in the magazine from its inception up to two years from the current date. Mice were inadvertently introduced during the 1900s, and have since wreaked havoc on the delicate island ecosystem. Because of its remarkable diversity of habitats, South Africa hosts about … BirdLife South Africa's main goal is the conservation of South Africa's birds and their habitats. We will … Wits Bird Club) website. University of the Witwatersrand Doctor of Philosophy - PhD. Unfortunately, these birds are threatened by an unlikely but voracious predator: the house mouse. Each talk will last approximately 45 minutes to an hour with a 15-30 minute Q&A session with our presenters afterwards. Our episodes are now available in podcast format if you would prefer to listen to them. If you have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Articles are free to view and you are welcome to download the pdfs, but please do respect copyright restrictions. MARK: So BirdLife South Africa has been around for a really long time, since 1905 in fact, initially as the South African Ornithologist Union and it became the Southern African Ornithological Society in the 30s and then BirdLife South Africa in 1996. PLEASE WATCH LIVE ON THE BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA FACEBOOK PAGE IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ACCESS THE ZOOM ROOM. Promoting activities: Birding Big Day and Bird of the Year; Southern African Bird Atlas Project 2 (SABAP2) Compilation of an annual Bird Checklist for South Africa News. Read about how you can get involved. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/halt-in-ecotourism-threatens-conservation-efforts-worldwide/2020/06/11/8c73b18c-a409-11ea-b473-04905b1af82b_story.html, https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/07/06/888077232/u-n-predicts-rise-in-diseases-that-jump-from-animals-to-humans, https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKBN2491ZK, https://www.nature.org/en-us/newsroom/covid-land-protection-study/, https://saiia.org.za/research/can-the-super-year-for-nature-be-salvaged-reflecting-on-earth-day-2020/, https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-04-03/coronavirus-spells-the-end-of-the-neoliberal-era-whats-next/, https://www.news24.com/fin24/opinion/opinion-the-road-to-sas-recovery-is-green-20200514-2, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loiV6H8f6qo&feature=youtu.be, Download fun Spring Alive activities for your young conservationists. Landscape Conservation Programme Manager BirdLife South Africa. Order copies of Lee Gutteridge’s Tracks and Signs books below by clicking on the cover of the book you would like to purchase. We are looking for a hardworking, scientifically capable, self-motivated individual to help drive the conservation of South Africa's most threatened birds of prey and large terrestrial birds. Get in touch with [email protected] to run your own streaming and collection pages [email protected] to run your own streaming and collection pages Dale Wright is the Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) Conservation Implementation Manager for BirdLife South Africa, where he focuses on the safe-guarding of South Africa’s Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs), as well as the direction of conservation programs within these areas. BirdLife South Africa's main goal is the conservation of South Africa's birds and their habitats. (2-June-20 at 19:00), Mark McNulty & Tony Johnstone - Birdies, Eagles & Albatrosses (one for the golf enthusiasts) (26-May-20 at 19:00), Dr Hanneline Smit-Robinson - Giving Conservation Wings at BirdLife South Africa (19-May-20 at 19:00), Duncan McKenzie - Kruger's birds: a virtual tour (12-May-20 at 19:00), Dr Melissa Howes-Whitecross & Dr Lucy Kemp - Bird of the Year 2020: Southern Ground Hornbill (5-May-20 at 19:00), Samantha Ralston-Paton - Myths and misconceptions about wind energy and its impacts on birds (28-Apr-20 at 19:00), Christina Hagen - New horizons for African Penguins: creating new colonies (21-Apr-20 at 19:00), Kristi Garland - Spring Alive (17-Apr-20 at 14:00), Mark Anderson - BirdLife at work: conserving the world's birds (14-Apr-20 at 19:00), Listen to previous episodes via the Conservation Conversations Podcast, Order a copy of Lee Gutteridge's Bird Tracks and Signs of Southern Africa, Contact Lee Gutteridge (Nature Guide Training), Contact Kersey Lawrence (Original Wisdom). There is a limit of 100 participants for these presentations so please be sure to log in early and ensure your spot during the live presentation. BirdLife South Africa is a firm believer that conservation needs to start with conversation. The network of more than 40 Bird Club/branches and affiliates provides a great resource, which allows BLSA to achieve much more than it could through its dedicated staff alone. Welcome to the Witwatersrand Bird Club (a.k.a. Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. BirdLife South Africa is a firm believer that conservation needs to start with conversation. A must for any bird and nature enthusiast…. For more information on lead impacts please see the following publications: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13280-019-01159-0, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13280-019-01157-2, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13280-019-01194-x, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13280-019-01221-x. For more information and support on COVID-19 please visit, What we do: Protecting Ecosystems (sites and IBAs), Wakkerstroom Tourism and Education Centre, BirdLife South Africa’s 91st Annual General Meeting, BirdLife South Africa’s scientific publications, Krista Oswald - Bird of the Year 2021 (19-Jan-21 at 19:00), Duncan Butchart - Gardening for birds and other biodiversity (24-Nov-20 at 19:00), Dr Caroline Howes - Parklife: birds and biodiversity access in Johannesburg's green spaces (17-Nov-20 at 19:00), Vernon Head - Birding tales: adventures from across the globe (10-Nov-20 at 19:00), Prof Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan - Unravelling the Biology of Fossil Birds (3-Nov-20 at 19:00), Trevor Hardaker - Best birds in SA (27-Oct-20 at 19:00), Richard Flack - Pushing the boundaries in your bird photography (20-Oct-20 at 19:00), Albert Froneman - Birds of the Kalahari (13-Oct-20 at 19:00), Andrew de Blocq, Mike Buckham, Trevor Hardaker & Melissa Howes-Whitecross - How to be a birder (6-Oct-20 at 19:00), Dr Melissa Lewis - Making Flyway Conservation a Reality (29-Sep-20 at 19:00), Dale Wright - Adventures at the coalface: Conservation in Madagascar, Tanzania & South Africa (22-Sep-20 at 19:00), Kristi Garland - Junior Bird Clubs: are they for us and where do we start (15-Sep-20 at 19:00), Dr Melissa Howes-Whitecross - Saving South Africa's Secretarybirds (8-Sep-20 at 19:00), Dr Andrew Jenkins & Anthony van Zyl - Taita Falcon: Africa's rarest raptor (1-Sep-20 at 19:00), Dr Warwick Tarboton & Fanie du Plessis - What 20 years of the Nylsvley Woodland Bird Census has taught us (25-Aug-20 at 19:00), Linda van den Heever, Prof Vinny Naidoo, Lizanne Nel & Ian Rushworth - The impacts of lead on wildlife in South Africa (18-Aug-20 at 19:00), Reason Nyengera - Life at sea saves Albatrosses (11-Aug-20 at 19:00), Mark D. Anderson - Kimberley's Pink Gems: conserving the Lesser Flamingo (4-Aug-20 at 19:00), In collaboration with Jacana Conversations: Lee Gutteridge and Kersey Lawrence - Introduction to Southern African Bird Tracks and Signs (28 July 2020 at 19:00), Alistair McInnes - Seabirds of the Benguela Bounty: the significance of bait fish to Benguela endemic seabirds (21-July-20 at 19:00), Daniel Marnewick - Making History: When the 2020 Super Year for Biodiversity was turned on its head - from Post-2020 and Post-covid19 (14-July-20 at 19:00), Dr Hanneline Smit-Robinson, Robin Colyn & Dr Kyle Lloyd - White-winged Flufftail conservation: three decades of saving one of Africa’s rarest species (7-July-20 at 19:00), Andrew de Blocq - Avitourism in South Africa (30-June-20 at 19:00), Andrea Angel - The Albatross Task Force: a multifaceted approach to seabird conservation (23-June-20 at 19:00), BirdLife South Africa Panel - Youth Day Special: I want to be a conservationist (16-June-20 at 19:00), Ellané van Wyk - Tax is for the birds! Further reading on this topic can be found in these references: This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. BirdLife South Africa (BLSA; BirdLife Partner) has a membership of around 6,700, of whom more than 5,000 are also members of Bird Clubs. A coalition of eight community and civil society organisations, that is resisting Atha-Africa Ventures’ proposed coal mine inside a Protected Area and Strategic Water Source Area in Mpumalanga, have launched new legal proceedings in the Mbombela High Court. Host of Conservation Conversations with BirdLife South Africa - weekly webinar series BirdLife South Africa. # ConservationConversations: Conserving the Critically Endangered White-winged Flufftail - join Dr Hanneline Smit-Robinson, Robin Colyn and Dr Kyle Lloyd as they showcase the conservation journey of the BirdLife South Africa White-winged Flufftail Project. The first of BirdLife's new Green Recovery Webinar Series convened high-profile speakers for a daring discussion on the future of our planet. # ConservationConversations : in tonight’s webinar, Duncan Butchart will share how to make a real contribution to conservation by creating niches for a wide variety of creatures in your own garden - and enjoy the diversity of … South Africa’s birds already face many immediate threats caused by human activities such as overfishing and powerline mortalities, says Mark Anderson, the chief executive of Birdlife South Africa. We are therefore excited to introduce our new webinar series ‘Conservation Conversations with BirdLife South Africa’ to all of you! 0. Melissa’s favorite bird is undoubtedly the Secretarybird and she remains actively involved with their conservation and the research into the movements of juvenile Secretarybirds across southern Africa. South Africa’s birds already face many immediate threats caused by human activities such as overfishing and powerline mortalities, says Mark Anderson, the chief executive of Birdlife South Africa. # ConservationConversations: Conserving the Critically Endangered White-winged Flufftail - join Dr Hanneline Smit-Robinson, Robin Colyn and Dr Kyle Lloyd as they showcase the conservation journey of the BirdLife South Africa White-winged Flufftail Project. Get your 2021 BirdLife South Africa calendar! Melissa is a passionate conservationist, who has made it her mission to communicate the incredible conservation work and exciting environmental successes that have been achieved throughout South Africa and the world. Jun 5, 2018. News Protecting Mpumalanga’s water sources area from coal mining. University of the Witwatersrand . Please like and comment on the live stream and we will share your questions with the speaker. Are you a looking for a holiday destination or sleep-over spot which caters to your birding needs? Browse through our catalogue of Birder-Friendly Establishments to find your next birding breakaway…, Help us provide binoculars and field guides to children and inspire the next generation of birders and conservationists…. Apr 2020 – Present 6 months. If you miss out on the live presentation, all presentations will be recorded and loaded to BirdLife South Africa’s YouTube channel the following day and you will be able to watch them there and leave your comments. As a membership benefit, you will receive six 6 issues of BirdLife South Africa’s magazine, African Birdlife, 12 e-newsletters, a membership card and bumper sticker and, very importantly, you will contribute to the conservation of our country’s birds and their habitats. 16 Dec 2019 . Order ‘Thunder’, our 2020 Bird of the Year for R150.00 (excluding postage/delivery). Jacana Media, in partnership with BirdLife South Africa, are hosting a webinar on 30 September at 7pm featuring Prof Turner and some of the local guides who contributed to the project and book. The next step is to look through the schedule of talks below and select the ‘Register for this talk button’ if you are interested in attending. Please note: From 12 May BirdLife South Africa will be using a standard webinar link for all of our talks and this will no longer require you to register. The Southern Ground-Hornbill is a charismatic and well-loved African bird species and is the 2020 Bird of the Year in South Africa. Mabola Protected Environment Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, BirdLife South Africa, Mining and Environmental Justice Community Network of South Africa, Endangered Wildlife Trust, Bench Marks Foundation, groundWork, Federation for a Sustainable Environment and the Association for Water and Rural Development v the Minister of Mineral Resources, Atha-Africa Ventures (Pty) Ltd and others BirdLife South Africa Today at 21:30 # ConservationConversations : Tuesday's webinar is all about being a b ... irder and is going to be one very entertaining evening led by BirdLife South Africa's Avitourism Project Manager, Andrew de Blocq with guest appearances by Trevor Hardaker , Michael Buckham and Melissa Howes-Whitecross . At the request from a number of the organisation’s members, Nicolette Forbes will talk about her work done during a 10-year period on the award-winning project. It is free to use. The world’s largest mass slaughter of vultures is unfolding in the West African country of Guinea-Bissau, where more than 2000 Critically Endangered Hooded Vultures have been deliberately poisoned since February 2020. MARK: So BirdLife South Africa has been around for a really long time, since 1905 in fact, initially as the South African Ornithologist Union and it became the Southern African Ornithological Society in the 30s and then BirdLife South Africa in 1996. BirdLife South Africa Tax Incentive Used. BirdLife South Africa is a firm believer that conservation needs to start with conversation. Zoom rooms will open 15 minutes before each talk is set to start. Top 5 achievements. Click this button and enter your name and email address so that we can use to send you the access link to attend the talk. About; History; Structure; Vacancies; Frequently Asked Questions; BirdLife National Trust; Isdell House; Gill Memorial Medal Award; Austin Roberts Memorial Medal Award; Meet the Team; What we do. Share Tweet Share Share. Jacana Media, in partnership with BirdLife South Africa, are hosting a webinar on 30 September at 7pm featuring Prof Turner and some of the local guides who contributed to the project and book. Menu. Melissa was awarded the Leslie Brown Memorial Grant by the Raptor Research Foundation for her work on the Southern Banded Snake Eagle and remains actively involved in the research and conservation of this elusive forest raptor. Tours like South Africa – Cape Wildflowers, Birding & Big Game or South Africa – Birds, Wine & Big Game, are about a lot more than just the birds. News Protecting Mpumalanga’s water sources area from coal mining. A new action plan to keep the Straw-headed Bulbul singing. BirdLife South Africa’s 91st Annual General Meeting; The African Bird Fair; Owl Awards; Birding Events; Past Events. 2020. There are many benefits to be gained from joining a bird club, such as access to birding outings, fascinating nature-based talks and building new friendships with like-minded nature lovers. Melissa joined BirdLife South Africa as an intern in 2017 after completing her PhD in savanna ecology at the University of the Witwatersrand. Jun 5, 2018. BirdLife South Africa's main goal is the conservation of South Africa's birds and their habitats. Please be sure to check you spam/junk folders in your email inbox after registering as some inbox filters may send your registration emails astray. Due to our offices still being closed, orders can be done online at www.birdlife.org.za. Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Get in touch with [email protected] to run your own streaming and collection pages [email protected] to run your own streaming and collection pages All rights reserved. It has a membership of 5 000, many of whom belong to more than 32 affiliated bird clubs. 189 were here. BirdLife South Africa is a firm believer that conservation needs to start with conversation. Once you have registered, you will receive an email with the relevant link and password that will allow you to join the presentation. The first of BirdLife's new Green Recovery Webinar Series convened high-profile speakers for a daring discussion on the future of our planet. BirdLife South Africa, formerly the South African Ornithological Society, is the South African national partner organisation of BirdLife International. BirdLife South Africa's weekly webinar series ‘Conservation Conversations with BirdLife South Africa’ hosted Dr Melissa Howes-Whitecross. We are therefore excited to introduce our new webinar series ‘Conservation Conversations with BirdLife South Africa’ to all of you! South Africa - Code of Conduct for Wind Farm Developers Posted on Thu, 25/07/2013 While it is true that poorly located wind farms can impact on birds (through causing injury or mortality if birds collide with the turbines, or by displacing sensitive species), bird conservationists and wind farm developers are working towards the same goal: a greener future. Out of 210 guides trained, 100 part time employed and 50 permanently employed by tourism sector. “If these Tuluvers were not feeding on these carcasses, it could otherwise lead to the spread of diseases such as anthrax, botulism and rabies, at significant human and economic cost,” explains Anderson. After completing her internship, Melissa was offered a full-time position as the Raptor & Large Terrestrial Bird Project Manager where she oversaw projects on the Secretarybird, Southern Banded Snake Eagle, Black Stork and Taita Falcon. Until recently, the mice have only been predating on seabird chicks, but in 2017 the first predation on an adult Northern Giant Petrel was observed. Worldwide. Regional Conservation Programme. To support this work, please visit the dedicated website. For more information and support on COVID-19 please visit, What we do: Protecting Ecosystems (sites and IBAs), Wakkerstroom Tourism and Education Centre, BirdLife South Africa’s 91st Annual General Meeting, BirdLife South Africa’s scientific publications, Pan-African Ornithological Congress (PAOC15), Cases of foreign egg adoption by Brown Skuas Catharacta antarcticus on Marion and Gough Islands - Saving Species - Our work - The RSPB Community, Southern elephant seals almost completely gone from Gough Island - Saving Species - Our work - The RSPB Community. Learn More. Major climate impacts scupper another coal … We are therefore excited to introduce our new webinar series ‘Conservation Conversations with BirdLife South Africa’ to all of you! 16 November 2020. If you have registered for the previous webinar, you will already have received the link and will no longer need to register during 2020. CEO speech on International Day of Biodiversity: ‘the realisation ’ News 21 May 2020. Please have a look at the WEBINAR page for details. Every Tuesday night at 19h00, you are invited to join us via Zoom for Conservation Conversations with BirdLife South Africa. BirdLife South Africa. The webinar showed how these new Guidelines both streamline the requirements for specialists and also makes it very clear how future studies need to be undertaken. Posted on: Wed, 14/10/2020 “Mainstreaming of gender equality and empowering women in Conservation Organizations Webinar”.
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