Threats to birds in Kenya

Threats to birds in Kenya

An article about the threats to birds in Kenya with climate change reducing food availability for flamingos

Nairobi | Started on 01/02/2023 – Concluded on 11/04/2023

This project was a biodiversity story that looked at how climate change, among other factors, is affecting bird populations in Kenya. For the past 10-15 years, climate change has brought about higher rainfall, affecting the salinity of the lakes in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. The increasing water levels in Lakes Nakuru, Bogoria and Elementaita leads to the lakes having lower concentrations of algae which means there is a lower amount of food for the flamingos. Normal alkalinity is 10.5ph which means it is highly alkaline and is optimum for the growth of algae for the flamingos. “Scientists have recorded down to 9ph which isn’t suitable for algae to grow which the lesser flamingo feeds on.

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