|Country||Tanzania, United Republic of|
|Date||19 Jan 2002|
The Karamoja Apalis (Apalis karamojae) is a globally threatened warbler whose stronghold is thought to lie in woodlands bordering the flood plains of the Wembere Steppe, considered to be the most threatened Important Bird Area in Tanzania. There, its Acacia scrub habitat, shared with several other ‘restricted-range’ species, has become severely fragmented by livestock farming.
Since almost nothing is known of their status or ecology, this project would measure their abundance and habitat requirements, and evaluate the extent of recent habitat loss.
This would enable us to develop a species action plan, identifying measures required to safeguard Karamoja Apalis, other restricted-range species, and their habitat in the Steppe.
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