BirdLife South Africa’s aims are to: Prevent the extinction of any bird species Maintain and where possible improve the conservation status of all bird species Conserve and where appropriate improve and enlarge sites and habitats that are important for birds Help, through birds, to conserve biodiversity and to improve the quality of people’s lives Integrate bird conservation into sustaining people’s livelihoods.
The EWT fills the key niche of on-the-ground conservation action. Our specialist programmes and large team of skilled field staff are deployed throughout southern Africa and focus on applied fieldwork, research and direct engagement with stakeholders. Our work supports the conservation of species and ecosystems, and recognises the role that communities play in successful conservation programmes.
The Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology is located at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Members of the department are committed to developing a greater understanding of the vast untapped biological resources of the continent, through the training of scientists and the pursuit of primary research, from evolutionary ecology to conservation biology.
The University of Cape Town’s Animal Demography Unit (ADU) is a leader in atlas projects in South Africa.