IBA Contacts

For more information about the IBA Programme please contact one of the people below:

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  • Daniel Marnewick

    Daniel Marnewick

    Important Bird Areas Programme Manager

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    P: +27 11 789 1122
    P2: +27 82 772 4432

    Daniel is responsible for managing the Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas Programme, which is implemented by Regional Conservation Managers. Daniel also over sees the Environmental Education Programme. These programmes aim to implement the 'sites and habitats' focal area of BirdLife South Africa ...

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  • Ernst Retief

    Ernst Retief

    Regional Conservation Manager: Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Free State

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    P: +27 (0)82 325 6608

    Ernst is responsible for the implementation of the Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas Programme in the Gauteng and Limpopo Provinces. This work includes doing IBA assessments in the 11 IBAs in the two provinces, establishment of Local Conservation Groups and the implementation of conservation ...

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  • Nicholas Theron

    Nicholas Theron

    Regional Conservation Manager: KwaZulu-Natal

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    P: +27 (0)78 545 8977

    Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) has 35 Important Bird Areas, the most of any Province. Currently, Nick is working to assess all these IBAs which will allow BirdLife South Africa to prioritise and identify IBAs most in need of conservation attention. A strong focus of KZN Regional Conservation work is centred ...

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  • Dale Wright

    Dale Wright

    Regional Conservation Manager: Western Cape

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    P: +27 (0)72 562 3946

    Dale work is focused on the Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) Programme. He completes IBA Assessments of sites in the Western and Eastern Cape, and these are used to prioritise areas for conservation action. The broader work programme requires his involvement in fundraising activities, ...

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  • Rina Theron

    Rina Theron

    Blue Swallow Stewardship Project Manager

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    P: +27 (0)83 324 8101

    Rina is working in the KwaZulu-Natal Mistbelt IBA to secure the last remaining habitat for the Critically Endangered Blue Swallow in South Africa. She is working with local landowners and the provincial conservation authority to formally protect these patches through Biodiversity Stewardship.

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  • Samantha Schroder

    Samantha Schroder

    Verlorenvlei Protected Areas Project Manager

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    P: +27 (0)82 069 9671

    Samantha is the Project Manager for the Verlorenvlei Protected Areas Project which is funded by the WWF Nedbank Green Trust. She is based in Piketberg in the Western Cape, near to the main project sites. The project’s focus is to establish various biodiversity stewardship options in the ...

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  • Giselle  Murison

    Giselle Murison

    Western Cape Estuaries Conservation Project Manager

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    P: +27 (0) 71 603 3845

    Giselle is the Project Manager for the Western Cape Estuaries Conservation Project. Funded by the WWF- Elizabeth Harding Bequest, the project is focused on formal protected area expansion and on improving conservation action at priority estuarine IBAs within the Fynbos. She is based in Cape Town, ...

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