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26 October 2009 - BirdLife International
Natron community vows to protect the lake and its flamingos
www.birdlife.org/news/news/2009/10/natron_community.html

26 October 2009 - Save the Flamingo
Lesser Flamingos have begun breeding on artificial breeding island in Kamfers Dam for third year in a row!

22 October 2009 - Hurriyet Daily News
Academic warns flamingos face extinction in Turkish national park
www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=academic-warns-against-bird-extinction-rates-in-turkey-2009-10-22

12 October 2009 - BirdLife International
Lake Nakuru becomes Africa's first IBA-branded National Park
www.birdlife.org/news/news/2009/10/lake_nakuru_iba.html

08 October 2009 - Nassau Guardian
The flamingos of Inagua
www.thenassauguardian.com/national_local/329393594233704.php

24 September 2009 - Environment News Service
Kenya's Lake Nakuru National Park Named Important Bird Area
www.ens-newswire.com/ens/sep2009/2009-09-24-02.asp

22 September 2009 - WWF
Flamingo paradise becomes largest Andean Ramsar wetland
www.panda.org/wwf_news/?174641/Flamingo-paradise-becomes

13 September 2009 - WAM Emirates News Agency
Greater Flamingo breeding site discovered in Abu Dhabi
www.wam.ae/servlet/Satellite?c=WamLocEnews&cid=1248235694490&pagename=WAM%2FWAM_E_Layout&parent=Query&parentid=1135099399852

04 September 2009 - Scotsman
The Crimson Wing is in UK cinemas nationwide from 25 September
news.scotsman.com/entertainment/Disney39s-African-adventure-adds-new.5617366.jp



27 August 2009 - ThisDay
Government poised to ruin major flamingo nesting site?
www.thisday.co.tz/News/6239.html

26 August 2009 - BirdLife
Lake Natron faces renewed threat from soda-ash mining
www.birdlife.org/news/news/2009/08/think_pink.html

13 August 2009 - BBC
Why flamingos stand on one leg
news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8197000/8197932.stm

10 August 2009 - Legalbrief
Flamingo activist wins victory over government
www.legalbrief.co.za/article.php?story=20090811084845724

20 July 2009 - CCTV
Lack of water threatens endangered flamingos
www.cctv.com/program/newshour/20090720/105108.shtml

19 July 2009 - Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park
North Carolina's first Lesser Flamingo hatches at Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park
www.shwpark.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2037:north-carolinas-first-lesser-flamingo&catid=1:latest-news

19 June 2009
Over 12,000 Lesser Flamingo chicks hatched on artificial breeding island in Kamfers Dam, Kimberley, South Africa!!

19 June 2009 - Joburg
Six flamingo chicks hatch at Johannesburg Zoo
www.joburg.org.za/content/view/3990/266/

18 June 2009 - Times of India
Flamingos arrive three months early in Ajmer
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Ajmer-has-visitors-a-little-early-this-time/articleshow/4668956.cms

16 June 2009 - Today's Zaman
Water treatment plant to help reduce pollution in Lake Tuz
www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=178133&bolum=101

15 June 2009 - Times
Sustainable aquaculture at Veta la Palma promotes flamingo conservation
www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1902751,00.html

4 June 2009 - Times
2000 Andean Flamingo eggs abandoned in the Atacama Desert
www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1902885,00.html

2 June 2009 - DAWN.com
The mysterious Rann of Kutch
www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/sci-tech/04-the-mysterious-rann-of-kutch-qs-07

27 May 2009 - Wildlife Extra
High Andes wetland home of Andean flamingos protected
www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/wetland-wwf009.html#cr

26 April 2009 - IUCN-SSC Flamingo Specialist Group
Today’s Grey Hope for Tomorrow’s Pink: Lesser Flamingos return to Sewri in Mumbai, India
mumbai_20090426.html

Juvenile, sub-adult and adult Lesser Flamingos in Sewri, Mumbai, India © Abhay Hule

20 April 2009 - The Citizen
Officials vow to block soda ash factory
thecitizen.co.tz/newe.php?id=12065

20 April 2009 - Peninsular Online
Greater Flamingos head home as summer sets in
www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=Local_News&month=April2009&file=Local_News2009042054113.xml

Greater Flamingos flying over Al Dhakhira © Syed Omar

14 April 2009 - Legalbrief
Flamingo island appeal falls on deaf ears
www.legalbrief.co.za/article.php?story=20090415083322394

3 April 2009 - ThisDay
Proposed Mwambani port related to plans to build a soda-ash extraction plant at Lake Natron
www.thisday.co.tz/News/5540.html

26 March 2009 - Today's Zaman
Water purification plant opens at Lake Tuz in Turkey
www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=170533&bolum=101

16 March 2009 - The Island
Bundala biodiversity affected: ornithologists say flamingo numbers have decreased this year
www.island.lk/2009/03/17/features1.html

13 March 2009 - EcoWorldly
Sign a petition to help protect 50,000 flamingos in South Africa
ecoworldly.com/2009/03/13/sign-a-petition-to-help-protect-50-000-flamingos-have-you-say-in-kimberly/

11 March 2009 - AFP
15 flamingos illegally shot at Ramsar wetland in Greece
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jWb7MnbWI7VmInIRgSiCv_cjkKKw

23 February 2009 - Times India
Bombay Natural History Society opens bird migration study centre at Point Calimere
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Chennai/BNHS-opens-bird-migration-study-centre-at-Point-Calimere/articleshow/4171970.cms

18 February 2009 - American Chronicle
Are Lake Natron's flamingos on the edge of extinction?
www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/91585

07 February 2009 - iol.co.za
BirdLife dismisses claims that Kimberley residents will eat Kamfers Dam's Lesser Flamingos
www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=13&art_id=vn20090207064558279C255076&set_id=

© Tania Anderson

03 February 2009 - iol.co.za
Kimberley residents threaten to eat Lesser Flamingos if development doesn't go ahead
www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=13&art_id=vn20090203030705548C267615

01 February 2009 - Mark Anderson
12,000 chicks estimated at Kamfers Dam!
kamfers_dam_20090201.html

31 January 2009 - Cyprus Mail
Development threatens designated wetlands in Cyprus
www.cyprus-mail.com/news/main.php?id=43790&cat_id=1

28 January 2009 - Times of India
Endangered Lesser Flamingos to get breeding centre
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Ahmedabad/Endangered_Lesser_Flamingos_to_get_breeding
_centre/articleshow/4038930.cms


28 January 2009 - Hurriyet DailyNews.com
Rescuing the Izmir Bird Reserve on the Gediz Delta, Turkey
www.hurriyet.com.tr/english/domestic/10878380.asp?gid=244

12 January 2009 - Economic Times India
Genetics to help conserve rare bird species
economictimes.indiatimes.com/Flora__Fauna/Genetics_to_help_conserve_rare_bird
_species/articleshow/3971397.cms


11 January 2009 - Guardian
Disney film spotlights threat to spectacular flamingo lake
www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jan/11/crimson-wing-disney-flamingo-tanzania

07 January 2009 - Center for Biological Diversity
US Fish & Wildlife Service proposes to list the Andean Flamingo as endangered
www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2009/latin-american-birds-01-07-2008.html

31 December 2008 - The Hindu
Flamingos may stay away from Mumbai
www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/002200812311224.htm

23 December 2008 - IOL.co.za
Live webcam of breeding Lesser Flamingos at Kamfers Dam is online!
www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=139&art_id=vn20081223060440885C533095


Screen capture from 27/12/08 - click to view live webcam.

19 December 2008 - BirdLife
Natron's flamingos star in Disney film!
www.birdlife.org/news/news/2008/12/crimson_wing.html



15 December 2008 - Legalbrief (subscription)
Kamfers Dam crisis remains unresolved
www.legalbrief.co.za/article.php?story=20081216072834356

03 December 2008 - BirdLife
Latest News on Lake Natron
www.birdlife.org/action/campaigns/lake_natron_flamingos/downloads.html

01 December 2008 - BirdLife
Tanzanian Minister outlines Natron's value
www.birdlife.org/news/news/2008/12/natron_ramsar.html

26 November 2008 - WJTV
Dogs kill flamingos at Jackson Zoo
www.wjtv.com/gulfcoastwest/jtv/news.apx.-content-articles-JTV-2008-11-26-0024.html

24 November 2008 - Save the Flamingo
Kamfers Dam's Lesser Flamingos breeding, again!
kamfers_dam_20081124.html

10 November 2008 - Legalbrief (subscription)
Northgate development near Kamfers Dam approved
www.legalbrief.co.za/article.php?story=20081111075141456

Northgate record of decision: northgaterod.pdf
Diamond Fields Advertiser (11 Nov 2008) - Northgate gets thumbs up: dfa11nov2008.pdf
Diamond Fields Advertiser (12 Nov 2008) - Developers must deliver: dfa12nov2008.pdf
Volksblad (13 Nov 2008) - Appel kom teen Northgate-besluit: volksblad13nov2008.pdf
(From Save the Flamingo Association)

03 November 2008 - BirdLife
International agreement joins-up flyway conservation
www.birdlife.org/news/news/2008/11/ramsar_resolution.html

30 October 2008 - IMDB
Disney nature film about Lesser Flamingos at Lake Natron due for release
www.imdb.com/title/tt0902967/combined

30 October 2008 - BBC News
Flamingo attacked at Adelaide Zoo
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7699092.stm

28 October 2008 - Surfbirds News
Action plan for conservation of Lesser Flamingo adopted
www.surfbirds.com/sbirdsnews/archives/2008/10/action_plan_for.html
Draft action plan: www.unep-aewa.org/meetings/en/mop/mop4_docs/meeting_docs_pdf/
mop4_29_ssap_lesser_flamingo.pdf


18 October 2008 - Today's Zaman
Pollution threatens flamingos in Turkish wetlands
www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=156198&bolum=101

16 October 2008 - Tennessean.com
Nashville Zoo looking to open a $700,000 to $750,000 Caribbean Flamingo exhibit
www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081006/NEWS01/810060359/1006

15 October 2008 - The Santiago Times
Chile forestry officials go to court to protect flamingos
www.santiagotimes.cl/santiagotimes/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id
=14873&Itemid=1


14 October 2008 - STLtoday
Greater Flamingo escapee living the wild life
www.stltoday.com/stltoday/lifestyle/stories.nsf/lifestyle/pets/story/b9ee0200f2e597648
62574e3000b6876?OpenDocument


9 October 2008 - ThisDay
Tata shelves soda project at Lake Natron
www.thisday.co.tz/News/4690.html

6 October 2008 - Bloomberg
Scientists oppose planned soda-ash plant at flamingo habitat
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601116&sid=aG2B4hMVr0so&refer=africa
Scientists flock to save flamingos on soda-ash prospect
www.engineeringnews.co.za/article.php?a_id=144589

2 October 2008 - BirdLife
Key conservation caucus urges protection of Lake Natron
www.birdlife.org/news/news/2008/10/poac_natron.html

27 September 2008 - Birdlife
Conservation award given to Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania for flamingo conservation
www.birdlife.org/news/news/2008/09/birdlife_awards.html

25 September 2008 - Biloxi Sun Herald
Wildlife officers investigate flamingo's suspicious death
www.sunherald.com/local/story/841843.html

24 September 2008 - Chicago Sun Times
Flamingo eggs fail to hatch at Lincoln Park Zoo
www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/1181307,CST-NWS-flamingo24.article

17 September 2008 - AEWA
International Lesser Flamingo Action Plan endorsed at African-Eurasian Waterbird Conference
Conference bulletin: www.iisd.ca/vol18/enb1831e.html
Draft action plan: www.unep-aewa.org/meetings/en/mop/mop4_docs/meeting_docs_pdf/
mop4_29_ssap_lesser_flamingo.pdf


16 September 2008 - Independent Online, South Africa
Call to resolve flamingo suspensions
www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=14&art_id=nw20080916141053134C216570

13 September 2008 - Telegraph
British birdwatchers protest illegal hunting of flamingos in Malta
www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2008/09/13/eamalta113.xml

11 September 2008 - Today's Zaman
Lake Küçük, famous for flamingos, completely dries up
www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=152855&bolum=100

09 September 2008 - Interational Herald Tribune
Bahamas flamingo colony survives Hurricane Ike
www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/09/09/news/CB-Bahamas-Flamingos.php

09 September 2008 - Sun Herald
Flamingos found in Mississippi following spate of hurricances
www.sunherald.com/278/story/801077.html

© John Wilkerson  Mississippi, USA

07 September 2008 - The Standard
Nema makes fresh bid to stop Tanzania’s soda ash project
www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143994342&cid=4

04 September 2008 - AEWA
Lesser Flamingo Action Plan to be adopted at international migratory waterbird conference (Madagascar, 15-19 Sep 2008)
English media alert: www.unep-aewa.org/press/mop4_media_alert.htm
Alerte mèdia en français: www.unep-aewa.org/press/mop4_media_alert_fr.htm
Action plan: www.unep-aewa.org/meetings/en/mop/mop4_docs/meeting_docs_pdf/
mop4_29_ssap_lesser_flamingo.pdf


AEWA MOP 4 logo

02 September 2008 - PAOC
Symposium on African flamingos at the 12th Pan-African Ornithological Congress (South Africa, 7-12 Sep 2008)
paoc12.adu.org.za/sciprog_symposia.htm#2

30 August 2008 - The Times
Flamingo conservation officials suspended over Kamfers Dam dispute
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article4635212.ece

06 August 2008 - Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
Argentina names important flamingo site
English: www.ramsar.org/index_bulletin.htm
Español & Français: www.ramsar.org/archives/archives_trans_argentina_melincue.htm

18 July 2008 - BirdLife
Update on the Lake Natron advocacy campaign
www.birdlife.org/action/campaigns/lake_natron_flamingos/downloads.html

Lesser Flamingos at Lake Natron

17 July 2008 - AEWA
Flamingo conservationist, Mark Anderson, wins the 2008 AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award
www.unep-aewa.org/news/news_elements/2008/aewa_conservation_award_2008.htm

10 July 2008 - BirdLife
South Africa's flamingos under threat
www.birdlife.org/news/news/2008/07/kamfers_dam.html

27 June 2008 - Science
New genetic study supports flamingo-grebe link
www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/sci;320/5884/1763

15 May 2008 - BirdLife
Tata withdraws Natron project ESIA report
www.birdlife.org/news/news/2008/05/Lake_Natron.html

11 March 2008 - Physorg.com
Scientists to investigate how Lesser Flamingos can thrive in waste water
www.physorg.com/news124458024.html

03 January 2008 - Anderson Africa
Lesser Flamingo breeding success at Kamfers Dam, South Africa!
docs/papers/flamingos_breeding_at_kamfers_dam.pdf
http://www.andersonafrica.co.za/flamingosbreeding.html

15 January 2007 - PHYSORG.com
Extreme weather leaves flamingos hungry at Lake Bogoria, Kenya
www.newswise.com/articles/view/525156/

13 November 2006 - Earthwatch Institute
Lesser Flamingos find refuge at Kenyan lake
www.newswise.com/articles/view/525156/

28 September 2006 - BBC
Flamingos leave breeding island in Etang du Fangassier, Camargue, France
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6949519.stm

28 September 2006 - Anderson Africa
Artificial flamingo breeding island constructed at Kamfers Dam, South Africa
docs/papers/flamingoislandarticle.pdf

11 November 2005 - CIDRAP
Captive flamingo dies of H5N1 infection in Kuwait
www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/avianflu/news/nov1105avian.html

30 July 2003 - Hong Kong government
Greater Flamingo dies of H5N1 infection at Hong Kong waterpark
Hong Kong government report: docs/news/hkflamingos2003.pdf
Journal article (full text): www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=387679

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