Africa’s endangered species

10,000 Birds

The reasons that these ten have been selected is to illustrate some of the myriad reasons that Africa’s birds are being driven to extinction; from commercial overfishing, powerline collisions, illegal trade, poisoning, traditional medicine usage, overgrazing and conversion of specialized habitats into agricultural land. This plain used to be little affected by humans, being grazed by just a few cattle, goats and camels.