Position Statements

370 knysna turaco1110 IMG3114a fronemanBirdLife South Africa has developed a number of position statements to assist staff, bird clubs, council members and indeed all members, to align themselves with the organisation's viewpoints on a range of important matters. These statements are intended to summarise and demonstrate a clear stance on specific viewpoints.

BirdLife South Africa has followed a similar strategy to that of BirdLife International in developing position statements on a variety of topics, all of which may have a significant impact on the four pillar strategic objectives for conserving: Species, Sites, Habitats and working with People.

Where possible these position statements are linked to BirdLife South Africa's conservation targets. The position statements have been limited to those areas where BirdLife South Africa is able to make valid contributions to the conservation of birds and their habitats. Each statement has been developed with inputs from relevant experts, and submitted to the BirdLife South Africa Council for approval.

We would like to encourage bird clubs and members to download the position statements below:

pdf Position Statement on the development of Wind Energy facilities in Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (86 KB)

pdf Birders Code of Ethics (67 KB)

pdf Position statement on bird ringing (70 KB)

pdf Position Statement on Birds and Wind Energy (69 KB)

Position Statement on ensuring your Safety whilst out Birding pdf
(73 KB)

pdf Position statement on feeding of birds (73 KB)

pdf Position Statement on harming seabirds (256 KB)

pdf Position statement on invasive birds (89 KB)

pdf Position statement on lead poisoning in wild birds (81 KB)

pdf Position Statement on the effect of solar power facilities on birds (89 KB)

pdf Position statement on the management of domestic and feral cats (552 KB)

pdf Position statement on the potential impact of an increased abundance of Pied Crows Corvus albus on South African biodiversity (90 KB)

pdf Position Statement on Wind Energy and Biodiversity Offsets (340 KB)

pdf Position Statement on Climate Change (235 KB)

pdf Position Statement on the tracking of birds (268 KB)

For more information, please contact Dr Hanneline Smit-Robinson on +27(0)11 789 1122 or conservation@birdlife.org.za

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