Tuesday, November 23, 2004

NEWS - Rwandan warblers benefit from Gorilla conservation

Nice to see that conservation efforts designed to help the Rwandan Mountain Gorillas can have a positive effect on other species too. In this case, the Grauer's Scrub-warbler
In Rwanda, a team of BP Conservation Award winners studying two globally threatened warbler species have been busy in the northwestern part of the country. After preliminary surveys in the Albertine Rift region, the team found that the Endangered Grauer's Scrub-warbler Bradypterus graueri has a viable population but is unevenly distributed in the Rugezi swamp, which has a high amount of human interference. Sound recordings gave a very preliminary suggestion that there were about 370 singing males in the population.