Monday, 8 July 2019
Karoo Birds: Conservation and Ecology
Karoo Birds: Ecology and Conservation, the booklet compiled by Dale Wright, Stefan Theron and myself is now free to download in English or Afrikaans from the BirdLife South Africa website.
The booklet is the culmination of 2 years work in an amazing biome, full of great birds and people, funded by a donation by Gaynor Rupert to BirdLife South Africa and run in conjunction with SANBI's Karoo BioGaps project. While there are also several research articles out already from the survey, one key deliverable was to create a simple bird guide for the landowners of the Karoo, distilling information from the mammoth report that concluded the project, as well as a further document on conservation concerns for the biome.
It is our hope the book will inspire interest in birds and their conservation among landowners in the Karoo.