A bird survey of the Ruvuma Delta, northern Mozambique


We present the results of a survey undertaken in May 2008 in the Mozambican part of the Ruvuma River delta, Cabo Delgado Region. One hundred and forty- six species were observed, including nine individuals of the globally Endangered Madagascar Pond Heron Ardeola idae and eight of the 25 species restricted to the East African Coast biome occurring in Mozambique. Despite being still relatively well preserved, the Ruvuma Delta is highly threatened by rapidly expanding agriculture, hunting, planned oil and gas drilling, and illegal timber extraction. We suggest that part of the potentially huge incomes that will be generated by oil exploitation should be used to develop conservation initiatives in the area.

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- Cabo Delgado

- Inglês

- Nenhuma restrição

- Biodiversidade das águas interiores e zonas húmidas

- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias

- Legal e Política (Leis, regulamentos, planos de acção de estratégias, etc)

- Nenhuma / Não aplicável