Quelea birds in southern Africa: protocols for environmental assessment of control and models for breeding forecasts. Final Technical Report.
The project’s purpose was to generate benefits for poor people by application of new knowledge to control of migrant pests in semi-arid systems. This was achieved by research activities involving (a) environmental impact assessments (EIAs) of quelea bird control in southern Africa; (b) training collaborating staff in EIA methods; (c) continuation of a modelling programme for forecasting quelea bird breeding opportunities; (d) transfer of the modelling technology to users in Africa; (e) updating a website with the forecasts and quelea information on it and (f) investigating the potential of community-based control whereby villagers harvest the birds for food.
Plant, Animal & Human Health Group, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, Chatham Maritime, Kent, UK., 56 pp.