Two Blue Swallows flying
Image credit: Steve McKean

Blue Swallow Habitat Conservation, Management and Monitoring

2020 - 2021
South Africa
Species protected
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea

Project objectives

  • Continue and improve the conservation of Blue Swallows and their threatened grassland habitat in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa;
  • Work closely with landowners in order to protect the Blue Swallow’s natural habitat from various forms of development
  • Support conservation work in four formal Protected Areas and secure additional habitat in at least two additional areas.

This project is implemented by BirdLife South Africa.


Habitat loss & degradation

This project is a part of the IUCN SOS African Wildlife initiative, which is funded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG Devco) through its B4Life initiative.