Photo via Just chaos
It is part of an effort to raise awareness about the plight of the flamingos at this spot. The breeding ground is being flooded with sewage, and a housing project is proposed for nearby.
Read on to find out what’s happening and how to help. And of course how to watch little flamingo chickies that have just hatched. From SavetheFlamingo:
Kamfers Dam, a large wetland near Kimberley, South Africa, is one of only four places in the whole of Africa where the spectacular Lesser Flamingo breeds. Unfortunately it is in serious trouble. Untreated sewage from a broken sewage works is flooding into it, and a large housing development has been proposed near it. The flamingos and other wildlife that depend on the dam, as well as the numerous people who live in surrounding suburbs, are now in danger.
We don’t really want baby flamingos growing up in human poo, and this is a vital spot for the species, which is listed as Near Threatened:
Kamfers Dam supports the largest permanent population of Lesser Flamingos in southern Africa, with at times up to an estimated 60 000 individuals (comprising more than 50% of the southern African population).
You can check out all the info about the species and how you can help at SavetheFlamingo.
And of course you’ll want to check out the web cam! Visit Africam.com and click on the Flamingo Island button.
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