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Conservation

Greening Projects



Would you like to positively contribute to the environment while birding?

We are pleased to collaborate with South Africa based Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge's Greenining Project and AfriCarbon’s Indigenous Thicket Restoration Project. Have a look at these projects that can help you offset your carbon footprint and positively contribute to the environment.

Conservation Tours


We are pleased to offer 'Conservation Tours' that generate funds for the African Bird Club Conservation Fund. A fully booked Conservation Tour should fund at least one ABC Expedition Award. Conservation Tour participants automatically support valuable projects across the continent, particularly in poorly explored areas.
Birding Africa's past Conservation Tours include:
•  African Bird Club Conservation Tour to Gabon in 2005 (read the trip report).
• African Bird Club Conservation Tour to the Angolan Highlands in 2006 (read the trip report).

UPCOMING TOUR:
• African Bird Club Conservation Tour to Rwanda from 17 to 25 July 2010 (or 2011 depending on interest)!
Have a sneak preview into the tour and read the article about Rwanda Birding by Peter Ryan and Callan Cohen (Africa Birds and Birding, Vol 15, No1, 2010).

Albatross and other seabird research and conservation


Birding Africa's Sister company Cape Town Pelagics donates all profits to seabird research and conservation. Over the last 8 years, Cape Town Pelagics has donated over R 60,000.00 to Albatross research and conservation. One of the projects supported recently has been Birdlife International's Save the Albatross Campaign, of which the Albatross Task force is a part. Read more about the Save the Albatross Task force on BBC News and Birdlife International and about what our guide Meidad Goren advises to Prince Charles.

Cape Town Pelagics has been able to play their small role in helping to save Albatrosses and other seabirds, directly through donations and indirectly through raising awareness, taking people out to see Albatrosses and inspiring people about conservation (including for example for the Leap School Bird Club). Cape Town Pelagics also takes out Albatross researchers for free on research trips.

Sidamo Lark research and conservation


Birding Africa was a major sponsor of research that resulted in an extinction warning for Ethiopia's Sidamo Lark. Dr. Claire Spottiswoode and colleagues found that less than 360 individuals of this ancestral lark species remain. Furthermore, they 're restricted to only 35 km2, which is threatened by overgrazing and bush encroachment. Read more on BBC News and The New Scientist websites.

Green living in Cape Town


We like to keep up to date with the latest possibilities for green living and reducing our envirnmental footprint. Have a look at these green living topics such as weekly talks around Cape Town, markets, green building, recycling and Cape Town's green map.

About Birding Africa

Birding Africa is a specialist birding tour company customising tours for both world listers and more relaxed holiday birders. †We combine interests in mammals, butterflies, dragonflies, botany and other natural history aspects and will guide you to Africa's and Madagascar's most diverse birding destinations. Our guides' knowledge of African birds and birding areas is our greatest strength and together we have rediscovered species, shared exciting observations with the birding community and had a fun time exploring our home continent. †We've even written two acclaimed guide books on where to find Southern Africa's and Madagascar's best birds. Birding is more than our passion, it's our lifestyle, and we are dedicated to making professional, best value trips filled with endemic species and unique wildlife experiences. Since 1997, we've run bird watching tours in South Africa and further into Africa for individual birders, small birding groups and top international tour companies. We've run Conservation Tours in association with the African Bird Club and work with and consult for a number of other top international tour companies and the BBC Natural History Unit.

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