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In South Africa, 75-80% of our Secretarybirds have also disappeared over the last three decades. In fact, it’s believed that fewer than 10 000 Secretarybirds remain today. That makes it all the more
When four Blue Cranes are found dead in the Overberg – close to each other – there’s reason for concern. When it becomes clear that these cranes have been poisoned, there’s additional reason to worry.
Various cultures from around the world have long revered cranes as symbols of grace, wisdom and prosperity. These extraordinary birds are not only integral
Like Donella’s passion for protecting nature, the conservation work is never finished. She says, ““There are a number of birds I am concerned about – particularly the Black Harrier. It’s a very threatened species
The previously Endangered Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres) has been downlisted to Vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.
Did you know… there are 15 different crane species in the world? And most of them are in trouble. 11 crane species are threatened – with four of these already considered Endangered or Critically Endangered
The Western Cape, including the Overberg, is increasingly seen as a stronghold for the threatened Denham’s Bustard (Neotis denhami). So much so that while the global population is falling
A number of South African companies have a Blue Crane in their logo. But it’s not often that we find out just how a company came to feature a Blue Crane on the logo.
It’s one thing to identify birds by their colours. But it’s something else to identify birds by their eggs. And yet most bird species that the Overberg Crane Group monitors and protects have quite distinct egg shapes, sizes
Cape Gannet might not breed in the Overberg, but they do live on our coastline, and have a couple of favourite Overberg spots. And while the Cape Gannet is not specifically on our Overberg Crane Group watchlist
The Grootbos Foundation and partners have conducted seven transect flushes, walking through our beautiful Overberg fynbos to find the enigmatic Fynbos Buttonquail (Turnix hottentottus).
It was about more than conservation 30 years ago, when the Overberg Crane Group first launched. For these founding members of the OCG, they went on a deeply