Africa

Guidelines on How to Avoid or Mitigate Impact of Electricity Power Grids on Migratory Birds in the African-Eurasian Region

CMS Technical Series No. 29
CMS Raptors MOU Technical Publication No. 3

These guidelines offer various technical and legislative approaches for avoiding or mitigating the impact of electrocution and collision of migratory birds across the African-Eurasian region as well as suggestions for assessing and monitoring the effectiveness of mitigation and preventive measures.

To minimise the effects of power lines on birds, each country should take the following steps:

12 August 2020

Great white vanishing act: where have South Africa's famous sharks gone?

Longline fishing, pollution, the arrival of orcas – what’s causing these crowd-drawing sharks to shun Cape Town’s waters?

08 July 2020

Where are South Africa’s great white sharks?

White sharks have disappeared from False Bay and Gansbaai, two sites off South Africa where they have historically been commonly sighted.

10 June 2020