BirdLife South Africa
BirdLife South Africa is the only dedicated bird conservation organisation in South Africa. We focus our efforts on the conservation of South Africa’s most threatened birds, as well as on protecting IBAs and KBAs. We have a large and growing membership, with our members receiving our bi-monthly African Birdlife magazine. Increasingly, BirdLife South Africa is undertaking work in the southern African region, especially to support other BirdLife Partners and to support the RSPB’s East Atlantic Flyway conservation efforts.
“We at BirdLife South Africa believe there is hope. We believe that if we look after the natural world, the natural world will look after us.”
Across Africa, vulture populations have catastrophically declined over the last 50 years, with overall decline rates of up to 97%. Today, 7 out of 11 African-Eurasian vulture species are at risk of extinction, underlining this decline.
This October, ASITY Madagascar (BirdLife Partner) released the first ever summary report on the state of the country’s bird populations. The publication reveals that many of the island’s birds are in urgent decline – but also points the way towards solutions founded on past successes.
t is with heavy hearts that we honour and say good-bye to Tony Wood, former BirdLife Zimbabwe President and Vice-President. Tony suffered a stroke at home late on Saturday afternoon 11th September and passed away on Sunday 12th September 2021.