Africa’s endangered species

Africa’s endangered species

(This article first appeared on 10000birds.com) Although extinction is a natural phenomenon, experts have determined that the current rate of bird extinction is somewhere between 1,000 and 10,000 times the background rate. More than 150 bird species are known to have become extinct over the past 500 years, and...

Rockjumper becomes Blue Swallow Guardians

Rockjumper becomes Blue Swallow Guardians

Rockjumper is proud to announce that we have recently become Blue Swallow Guardians through our support of The Endangered Wildlife Trust’s (EWT) Threatened Grassland Species Programme. This vital project aims to reverse the rapid decline (and likely extinction within a mere 10 years) of South Africa’s...

Rockjumper supports Middelpunt Wetland Trust

Rockjumper supports Middelpunt Wetland Trust

Middelpunt Wetland Trust was founded in 1993 with the specific objective of conserving the White-winged Flufftail and its habitat. At that time there were only three sites in South Africa where the bird had been recorded and ‘Middelpunt’ – a wetland between Belfast and Dullstroom – was one of them. The...

Rockjumper’s feathered friend – latest update

Rockjumper’s feathered friend – latest update

The latest news from the African Bird of Prey Sanctuary is that our “Feathered Friend”, Capone the male Verreaux’s Eagle, is still doing very well in his new-found home. In fact, he’s become one of the most well-loved birds by all the sanctuary volunteers, tenderly taking food from their hands during...