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Today CAR counts still take place across the country. Nationally there are 350 fixed routes, covering more than 19 000 km, that citizen scientists drive twice a year. The goal is to look for terrestrial birds
“It was a heartbreaking sight; Blue Cranes milling around while trying to revive their lifelong but now lifeless mates. The scene at the small dam on the farm near Rietpoel will forever be etched into the minds and hearts of
Blue Cranes keep surprising us, as we continue to learn more about South Africa’s enigmatic national bird. And no one knows this better than Christie Craig, Researcher at the Endangered
These small to medium-sized raptors have come to the attention of the Overberg Crane Group. And we now work with partners to better understand some of these species, and to raise awareness around them to
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.