Responsible veld management needed to protect grass owls

Farmers and other landowners have been asked to practice responsible veld management and burning in order to minimise losses to the national population of African Grass Owls (Tyto capensis).

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This owl species roosts and nests in veld grass, particularly near wetlands. Agri SA encouraged farmers to heed this call from the Endangered Wildlife Trust.

Read the full story in the 10 August 2012 issue of FWSA.