Yali Fall’s Dam Threatens Sandbar Nesting birds

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This study on the Sesan River identifies that major threats to sandbar nesting birds on the Sesan River are inundations of nests and chicks, reductions in breeding and foraging habitat, and reduction in food sources caused by the Yali Falls dam, together with predation of nests and chicks by animals, egg collection by villagers, and incidental disturbance by villagers and domestic animals. The report recommends that to minimize negative effects to sandbar nesting birds the Yali Falls dam should be operated to replicate the natural daily and seasonal flow cycle of the Sesan river.