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THE OVERBERG 150km CHALLENGE: The results

The results of the project were phenomenal: There were 40 participants who joined in the challenge. And a total of 29,047 bird sightings were recorded in the year. A staggering 329 bird species were recorded. Through the project, conservationists and birding

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Blue Crane release: A happy end to the Overberg’s fires

The fires in the Overberg in January had devastating effects – also for some of the Overberg’s Blue Cranes. During the chaos of the fire in Franskraal, just outside Gansbaai in the Western Cape, two tiny Blue Crane chicks were caught up in a backburn. They were rescued – just in time. And taken to

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Blue Crane chicks saved from a life in captivity…

Two Blue Crane chicks were confiscated in Calvinia in the Northern Cape, in November 2017, from very suspicious circumstances – and ended up being raised and rehabilitated to the point where they could be released back into the wild – in our beautiful Overberg.  ...

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Boere Maak Vrede met Bloukraanvoëls

Ons Bloukraanvoëls was in die kollig die afgelope paar weke, en n hoogtepunt was die publikasie van die artikel oor die vennootskap tussen die Overberg Kraanvoël Groep en die Boere van die Overberg. Dit is n storie van hoop, en was gepubliseer in Suid Afrika se...

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JOIN OUR OVERBERG 150KM CHALLENGE

  Digital Conservation is not only transforming the work of Conservation Managers, Scientists and Conservation Organizations but also complimenting it. We live in the “information age”. It has become easier and more time effective for everyone who has a passion...

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LANNER FALCON

Lanner Falcons are handsome medium sized raptors that can be found throughout Africa and Eurasia. They are fairly common in our Overberg area, with some individuals noted overwintering in the area. In South Africa this species have been recorded as being …

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AFRICAN PENGUIN

The African Penguin is the focal bird species for our Overberg Threatened Bird Awareness Project for June 2017. The African Penguin, Spheniscus demersus, a Southern African breeding endemic, is one of the 17 global penguin species; and the only species …

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THE 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 occurred primarily due to cultivation, forestry plantations, urbanisation and mining. 

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THE WONDERS OF THE BLACK HARRIER

The Black Harrier is the focal bird species for our Overberg Threatened Bird Awareness Project for March 2017. The Black Harrier, Circus maurus, is endemic to southern Africa and is the world’s most range restricted continental harrier.

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MEET THE BLUE CRANE

The Blue Crane, Anthropoides paradiseus, is estimated to historically have numbered in the hundreds of thousands. The impact on the Blue Crane reached its nadir during the 1990’s with an estimate of 20 765 birds recorded in 1993 which dropped even further to 15 855 birds.

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