My name is Fiona Reid. I lived in Dar es Salaam for 11 years and was a teacher at the International School. My husband Graham and I are both zoologists, have lived in Africa for 26 years and have been keen birders during this time. I worked voluntarily for some time with the Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania and I co- authored a book called the Birds of Dar es Salaam. This email is to draw attention to the ongoing destruction of a large wetland area west of Bagamoyo in Tanzania and its associated diverse birdlife. In addition, there is a potential new species of Golden Weaver under threat.