Conservation Action Plan for the endangered Maloti minnow
Advance Africa was contracted by the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) to develop a Conservation Action Plan for the endangered Maloti minnow Pseudobarbus quathlambae (Red List category: IUCN B2ab).
This included comprehensive rangeland, wetland, and electrofishing surveys of 13 rivers in the Lesotho Highlands. Area- and population-specific risk/threat assessments for the Maloti minnow were conducted to aid the development of a Conservation Action Plan in line with the IUCN Strategic Conservation Planning Framework. The Conservation Action Plan provides a series of concrete actions and targets for ensuring the survival of this iconic species.