Birdlife Botswana release Makgadikgadi IBA report

20/10/2010: Birdlife Botswana have released the 2009 report for the Makgadikgadi Pans IBA. Authored by G McCulloch, P Hancock, J Soopu and L Rutina, this is the first report of it’s kind to be released. Part 1 deals with the state of the Makgadikgadi Pans IBA, with particular emphasis on the ‘trigger’ species of birds that ‘qualify’ the area as an IBA.

Part 2 focuses on pressures or threats to the IBA – these were originally identified by Tyler and Bishop (1998), but some of these have been superceded and a current set of issues has been identified through fieldwork. These threats are ranked so that they can be incorporated into the World Bird Database (WBDB).

Part 3 of the report describes the conservation actions undertaken in response to the identified threats. These actions are a measure of progress made towards addressing or mitigating the threats. The actions are also objectively ranked for incorporation in the WBDB.

Read the full report (2.3Mb PDF file)

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