BirdLife South Africa is actively involved in the conservation of Lesser Flamingos at Kimberley's Kamfers Dam. At times, this wetland supports in excess of 80,000 Lesser Flamingos, the largest permament population in southern Africa. Kamfers Dam is threatened by a two major factors:
This wetland is one of the world's most important bird conservation sites, as it is only one of six places globally where Lesser Flamingos breed. They have bred on an artificial island during 2007/2008 (c. 9000 chicks) and 2008/2009 (c. 12,000 chicks), the very first time in recorded history that the species has bred in South Africa.
Mark Anderson, BirdLife South Africa's Chief Executive Officer, is actively involved in the conservation of Kamfers Dam's Lesser Flamingos: