Zambia is home to 8 vulture species; 4 species are critically endangered, 2 endangered, 1 is vulnerable and 1 is of least concern according to the IUCN Red List of threatened species. As is the case with the rest of Africa, Zambia’s vulture populations have suffered a human-induced population decline of up to 98% in
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Promoting the Study, Conservation and General Interest in Birds and their Habitats in Zambia.
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Our work focuses on Species, Sites, Society, and Systems – linking birds, habitats nature, and people.
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Our work focuses on forty-two (42) Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs).
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BirdWalk at Shambololo Farm on 23 April 2023.
Shambololo Farm is always a good birding destination as there is a variety of habitats with open grassland, woodland, reedbeds and a big dam. We walked for 5.6km in just over 3 hours and saw 61 bird species altogether. A very nice viewing of an African Goshawk and our common friend the Lizard Buzzard as
The Zambian Barbet Survey – A Gem Of Zambia
The Zambian Barbet Survey – A Gem of Zambia Conserving the Chaplin’s Barbet The Bird engraved on the Zambian 1 kwacha coin – the Zambian Barbet or Chaplin’s Barbet is endemic, a true Zambian bird. Although found only in Zambia it is restricted to South and Central Zambia to specific areas which meet their habitat
Vulture Tagging and monitoring
Vulture Tagging and Monitoring keeping track of nature’s asset Vulture tagging is an important conservation effort that endeavours to implement effective research, education, protection, conservation and recovery operations to prevent further decline of the vulture populations in Zambia and Africa at large. Tagging and tracking of vultures is a vital way of obtaining information on
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