Gibraltar Ornithological and Natural History Society (GONHS)

BirdLife Partner


Founded in: 1976
Members: 400
Staff: 9
Address: The Gibraltar Natural History Field Centre, Jews' Gate, Upper Rock Nature Reserve, P.O. Box 843, Gibraltar , GI
Tel/Fax: Tel. +350 20072639; Fax +350 20074022
Email: info@gonhs.org
Web: www.gonhs.org

 

Mission of the organisation

Fostering the study, conservation and dissemination of information on nature in Gibraltar and its hinterland.

Key Activities

  • Advocacy and Lobbying;
  • Environmental Watchdog role;
  • Practical conservation: habitat restoration, re-introductions;
  • Research;
  • Promoting public awareness;
  • Wildlife management.

Recent Achievements

  • Led a campaign to enforce laws banning net fishing which is detrimental to fish stocks and to the desmarestii race of Shag;
  • Monitored daily numbers of passing birds of prey and contributed results to SEO/BirdLife's MIGRES programme;
  • Contributed observations on seabirds to the LIFE Balearic Shearwater project;
  • Successfully bred Lesser Kestrels in captivity for the first time. This programme will form the basis for boosting numbers of this species in Gibraltar;
  • Achieved a long-standing aim of achieving full voting rights on the Territory's Development and Planning Commission.