Conservation Overview

The members of BirdLife Overberg recently launched the CleanMarine campaign that features various projects such as regular monthly coastal clean-ups, the erection of bins to collect discarded fishing line and warning placards to inform the public about the presence of African Black Oystercatchers and White-fronted Plovers breeding, or raising their chicks along our beaches and rocky shores. 

A White-fronted Plover stalks the beach for small prey items.
White-fronted Plover (Graeme Hatley)

Regular quarterly Co-ordinated Waterbird Counts (CWACs) are also undertaken at the Klein River Estuary by members of BirdLife Overberg and their partners.

Please report all injured or oiled coastal birds and animals to the Cape Whale Coast stranding network at 072 598 7117 immediately. This dedicated service is provided by the African Penguin and Seabirds Sanctuary (APSS) of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust in Kleinbaai.