Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Kori Bustard declining in Botswana

In this article published in the latest issue of Birdlife International journal "Africafrique", there are growing concerns that the population of Kori Bustard (Ardeotis Kori), one of the most well known birds in Botswana is seriously declining. This as a result of various threats but the most worrying one being poaching for sale. This bird is popular among the Batswana partly because of its huge frame and the fact that it is considered a delicacy reserved only for royalty, commonly refereed to as nonyane ya dikgosi (the bird of the king). The director of Birdlife, Botswana, Kabelo Senyatso added that because its numbers are greatly dwindling, they have listed the species as threatened. The journal is available in the HOORC library.

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