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.
Quelea birds in southern Africa: protocols for environmental assessment of control and models for breeding forecasts. Final Technical Report.