Conservation


The importance of Conservation is highlighted by our parent organisations -BirdLife International and BirdLife South Africa

BirdLife International

BirdLife International is a global partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. BirdLife International partners operate in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide. BirdLife International partners collaborate on regional work programmes in every continent.

By focusing on birds, and the sites and habitats on which they depend, the BirdLife International partnership is working to improve the quality of life for birds, for other wildlife (biodiversity), and for people.

The BirdLife International partnership strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.

BirdLife South Africa

The mission of BirdLife South Africa is to promote the enjoyment, conservation, study and understanding of wild birds and their habitats.

Why should we conserve birds?

Birds are an important component part of the world’s biodiversity, providing important ecosystem services

Birds are indicators of the state of the environment. In general, places that are rich in bird species are also rich in other forms of biodiversity. Their presence indicates a healthy environment.

BirdLife South Africa is a registered non-profit, public benefit environmental organization and the only dedicated bird-conservation organisation in South Africa. We have over 6 000 members in 32 bird clubs throughout South Africa.

BirdLife Port Natal (BLPN):

The Conservation arm of BLPN is known as the Bird Monitoring and Conservation Group or BMCG. The Group meets on the second Saturday of every month at 13:30 at different venues – see the Activities Calendar for details. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Conservation sub-Pages include information on:

  • understanding  BMCG’s role, read the Goals of BMCG in the page “All about BMCG”.
  • finding out Why you should and How you can help with Conservation. Become a Reserve Champion. Understand which Key Species we need to monitor.
  • BMCG’s Achievements to date and Current Conservation Issues for BMCG.
  • ADU’s (Animal Demography Unit) Conservation role. Become a Citizen Scientist.
  • the work done by BMCG at eThekwini’s IBAs.
  • understanding the importance of Feedback not only on birds seen but also on the Reserves and habitats in which they are seen as shown on the Achievements page.
  • links to other Conservation organisations which can also be seen in the right hand side Sidebar of most pages.
  • BLSA’s Conservation Policies on Birds and Renewable Energy.

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