BIRDS CONSERVATION AND TOURISM (BirdsConTour) LINKS NAMIBIA AND GERMANY
German guests rewarded
Photos by Stefan Rust and Luzaan (Onjala Lodge) and text by Stefan Rust
(In terms of the Geneva Convention the copyright of these texts belongs to Stefan Rust)
Some time ago, BirdsConTour launched a dedicated tourism division – “Travel gives Wings”, to service the tourism market, contribute significantly to bird conservation and the growth of the avitourism industry and to build a link between our country and oversea.
BirdsConTour knows that tourism gives citizens access to training, sustainable jobs and uplifts the economy in communal conservancies. To create an abroad awareness of the local positive input, changes and activities, BirdsConTour goes the extra mile to involve visitors in projects like “BirdsConTour for a cleaner bird habitat” during their stay. Such an involvement is a valuable tool for transmitting a better understanding of conservation efforts and the importance of their visit for the growth of the Namibian economy. In return and as an appreciation, the participating guests are rewarded with a Bird & Birder Friendly Award from birds conservation and tourism (BirdsConTour) for their valued contribution.
In this regard, the first oversea guests to receive a one penguin rated Bird & Birder Friendly Award from Stefan Rust, the coordinator of BirdsConTour are from left to right Conny Feuchter, Michael & Barbara Haldermans, Monika Burow, Stefan Rust, Werner Feuchter, Carla Pulvermacher and Michaela Steinhauser. They traveled on a guided tour through Namibia and inbetween assisted in the project “BirdsConTour for a cleaner bird habitat” in cleaning the Okaukuejo Rest Camp in the Etosha National Park.