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CROWS NO MORE

HOUSE CROWS ARE OUT OF CONTROL!! WE NEED YOUR HELP TO GET THE AVICIDE STARLICIDE APPROVED FOR USE IN KENYA . PLEASE DONATE HERE.

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Fundraising Goal: Ksh7,074, 252/-.

 

Why eradicate the House Crow?

 

The House Crow (Corvus splendens) is a non-indigenous invasive bird species introduced into Kenya in the late 1800s. Their numbers have exploded along the East African coast over the last 20 years. The numbers are rising so rapidly that they have reached Satao, Aruba Lodge, Voi, Mtito Andei and Makindu and could soon reach Nairobi and beyond.

 

House Crows bring considerable negative ecological, social, and economic impacts:

 

·         Public Health and hygiene.

 

·         Loss of resident bird biodiversity.

 

·         Damage to infrastructure.

 

·         Negative affect on the hospitality industry.

 

·         An impact on poor subsistence farmers.

 

The Project.

 

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has made it a priority to tackle the House Crow invasion in Kenya in a multiphase Programme over five years.

 

Phase 1 has ben completed in 2020, including the development of a five-year proposal and budget to eradicate all House Crows from Kenya.

 

Phase 2 is the field Efficacy Testing of the long awaited avicide, and ONLY solution to long-term House Crow Eradication, Starlicide. This stage is a crucial step toward the environmentally safe, efficient, and humane eradication of the House Crow in Kenya.

 

It involves several coordinated and controlled field-testing exercises at select sites, where the use of the avicide Starlicide will be put to the test, methods and results closely recorded.

 

The Field-Testing process.

 

The Efficacy Testing, or field testing, of the Starlicide will follow several steps.

 

1.    Community Awareness.

 

2.    Clearance with County Security.

 

3.    House Crow Surveys of roosting and feeding sites.

 

4.    Establishment of select Feeding Sites.

 

5.    Field Testing over a ten-day period ensuring that no other bird species, dogs, or cats are present, pre-baiting and baiting.

 

6.    Observation and Record Keeping.

 

7.    Collection and Disposal of dead crows.

 

8.    Write up of Dossier and Presentation to issuing authorities.

 

Who is leading this project?

 

The Kenya Wildlife Service is leading this project, through a Project Management Team and a Project Coordinator, in collaboration with A Rocha Kenya and local partners, local authorities, residents, hoteliers, tour operators, county departments and community.

 

How will your donations be managed and accounted for?

 

We aim to raise Ksh7,074, 252/- to complete this project, which will be implemented over a six-month period. A Rocha Kenya will manage the funds raised in line with their policies and the approved budget. Transparent financial processes will be guided by an approved budget and regular updates and reports. A Project Oversight Team will have access to all financial transactions which will be managed by the Project Management Team.

 

Reassurance that your donation is secure and will be used effectively.

 

We have chosen Safaricom’s M-Changa crowdfunding site to raise the funds for this project because it is secure, it is Kenyan, and it has exceptional security built in. While there are nominated patrons and treasurers who can monitor the fund movements, the raised funds will eventually reach an account at A Rocha Kenya where the Projects Management Team will work with the A Rocha management and finance team to distribute funds quickly following established processes.

 

What happens to your donation if the fundraising goal is not reached?

 

If our goal of Ksh7,074, 252/- is not reached we will downscale the field Efficacy Testing to a minimum that we feel we can still achieve sufficient results to get the Starlicide approved for use in Kenya. If we do not reach that level, we will return al funds raised to the donor, and review the strategy for a future attempt.

 

After the field Efficacy Testing, then what?

 

Following official approval to use Starlicide to eliminate the House Crow in Kenya we will seek five-year funding, from overseas sources, for the total Eradication Programme. Should we be successfully funded for five years we will be able to complete the full eradication and control of all House Crows in Kenya.

 

If we do not secure the necessary five-year funding from overseas sources we will return to the a discussion with partners along the Coast to make a plan to continue to find a way to elimanate and control the House Crow locally. The important point is that by then, through this project, the Starlicide will have been approved for use in Kenya for the control of the House Crow.

 

How to Contact the Project Management Team.

 

Please contact us through Email: crowsnomore@gmail.com

or

Tel: +254 702989899

You may ask for a copy of the Project Budget if necessary.

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