1 Tahrcountry Musings: Threat For Barn Swallows.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Threat For Barn Swallows.

Three million barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) are under threat of losing valuable roosting habitat in South Africa. The numbers represent more than 1% of the global population of Barn Swallows. A proposed airport development in South Africa is threatening the winter roosting sites of three million Barn Swallows that journey there after spending breeding months in countries across Europe and other parts of the world. The developments are meant to meet the demands of hosting World Cup 2010. Bird Life South Africa is objecting to the development and propose that the site be turned into a protected area.

2 comments:

Prasanth Kodai said...

Migratory birds should get transboundary protection.These birds are not the property of a single nation. Their welfare is the right of entire humanity

Michael Davis said...

Migratory birds sure needs international cooperation