Latest articles on Birdlife South Africa

Feathers fly over proposed wind farm’s impacts on great white pelicans

The project poses a risk to declining great white pelican population at Dassen Island

Water reserve loses ground to coal mine

Despite the state’s commitments to protecting water sources, an MEC is exploiting a loophole to allow a mine linked to the Zuma family to proceed

New tool finds best places to build wind farms to protect birds of prey

Researchers say the computer model is a ‘win-win’ for eagles and wind farm developers

Africa’s iconic raptors are soaring into oblivion

Secretary birds, martial eagles and bateleurs are now listed as globally endangered

Who’s to blame for dying flamingos?

Drought or poor infrastructure — What is the cause of all the flamingo drama in the Northern Cape?

Parliament asked to probe Mokonyane about mine’s water-use licence for wetland

The water minister has ignored conservationists’ legal bid to protect an Mpumalanga wetland, using her powers to allow mining to go ahead

Outrage over dead parrots

Wildlife groups call for probe into alleged African grey trafficking after 730 birds die on aircraft.

SA cold snap spells tragedy for Europe-bound swallows

Tens of thousands of starving swallows simply dropped dead out of the sky in Limpopo after a cold snap stopped them feeding, an expert said on Wednesday. The birds fell victim to plunging temperatures towards the end of March and were unable to feed properly as they prepared for their annual migration to Europe.

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State’s failure to act leaves Mpumalanga community at land grabbers’ mercy

Mpumalanga land claimants have been failed by state organs, whose officials are not helping them to remove land invaders, despite a court order

Judicial committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for SA-Israel remarks

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

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