<![CDATA[BirdLife case study of the day]]> en 1st Oct 2016 1st Oct 2016 <![CDATA[BirdLife case study of the day - Local campaigners safeguard Swallow roost used by up to three million birds]]> When a roost used by up to three million Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica was threatened by an airport development, BirdLife South Africa found an effective local partner in the Lake Victoria Conservancy. Long before the site was declared an IBA, the group had been acting as custodians of the swallow roost. Their knowledge and campaigning skills ensured that protection of the roost became a high priority for the airport’s operators.