Effects of land use changes on bird composition along River Njoro: A watershed of Lake Nakuru
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The rift valley lakes and their associated watersheds are home for millions of resident and migratory waterfowl. However, they have been recently challenged by land use changes. Lake Nakuru (Kenya) supports diverse biological resources of global, regional and national importance. It is saline and River Njoro is its main source of freshwater. Deforestation, cultivation and urbanization in vital watershed areas have altered the hydrological regime of River Njoro. There is need to preserve and restore aquatic, riparian and terrestrial biological diversity in the watershed to be able to restore and maintain ecological health of Lake Nakuru. The impact of these recent land use changes on birds in the River Njoro Watershed is of concern to conservationists. This study aimed at giving basic information on the status of bird community in the River Njoro watershed. The upper river course was surveyed. The different land uses along the upper river course were assessed and classified according to.....
JournalProceedings of the 11th World Lakes Conference - Volume 2
Spatial CoverageKenya, Rift Valley, Nakuru Lake
Kenya, Njoro R.
Conference Name11th World Lakes Conference
Conference PlaceNairobi (Kenya)
CitationOdada, Eric & Olago, Daniel O. & Ochola, Washington & Ntiba, Micheni & Wandiga, Shem & Gichuki, Nathan & Oyieke, Hilda (Ed.) Proceedings of the 11th World Lakes Conference: vol. 2. p. 540-543
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