25 May '11, 3pm

Hunting threat to Critically Endangered Dwarf Olive Ibis ...: Concerns that opening up land adjacent to the the

Hunting threat to Critically Endangered Dwarf Olive Ibis ...: Concerns that opening up land adjacent to the the

Hunter with dead São Tomé Green Pigeons © Ricardo Rocha Reports from BirdLife Species Guardians on São Tomé – a small island nation in the Gulf of Guinea - indicate that hunting is increasing and includes the Critically Endangered Dwarf Olive Ibis Bostrychia bocagei . A group of hunters were found with more than 90 São Tomé Green Pigeons Treron sanctithomae and at least one Dwarf Olive Ibis on 26 April 2011. BirdLife Species Guardians from Associação de Biólogos Santomenses (ABS, the BirdLife contact NGO in São Tomé and Príncipe) found the hunters whilst carrying out surveys in Monte Carmo in Obô Natural Park, one of the main strongholds for the ibis. The hunters had gained access through estate land under Agripalma concession to foreign (Socfinco) and São Tomé investors and intended for oil palm plantations covering an area of 5,000 ha. The area lies in the impoverished r...

Full article: http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/05/hunting-threat-...

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biologicaldiversity.org 25 May '11, 4pm

For Immediate Release, May 25, 2011 Contact: Collette Adkins Giese, Center for Biological Diversity, (651) 955-3821 Megan ...