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offshorebirder posted a topic in African wildlifeI received word that Indian House Crows have recently been seen at Kilimanjaro Airport and also Iringa, Tanzania. The spread of this invasive species is worrisome indeed - they are having terrible effects on native birds and other wildlife in coastal Kenya. Experts say that if Indian House Crows reach Lake Victoria and its A] unlimited fresh water and B] unlimited food like fish scraps and garbage - that their population will rapidly explode across Uganda and western Kenya. There is talk of trapping and/or poisoning schemes but the sense of urgency just isn't there on the part of the powers that be in Kenya. Probably the same in TZ. Very short-sighted if you ask me. They should have House Crow control squads going round shooting the "scouts" on the inland edge of the species' current range. Combined with active control measures in areas they have become established. Many livelihoods and entire industries are at risk if this isn't addressed. The more one knows, the more depressing it all is...
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