ELEVEN GUESTS RECEIVED BIRD & BIRDER FRIENDLY AWARDS
Birdlife wins as guests team up
Photos and text by Stefan Rust
(In terms of the Geneva Convention the copyright of these texts belong to Stefan Rust)
To sustain bird conservation with the best possible standards, BirdsConTour thinks outside the box and engages with the private and public sectors to a greater degree than ever before. This has given rise to a number of innovative projects under the „Travel gives Wings“ division, which have the simultaneous benefits of offering financial and moral support to birdlife conservation.
Stefan Rust from BirdsConTour led an incentive tour from Namibia through Botswana to Zimbabwe in collaboration with Intercontact and Markin’ Africa which was a big success.
All members are in the tourism industry and the aim of this tour was to give the agents a brief insight of what to expect from this tour.
One of the messages of this tour was that conservation of birdlife is not something that should be left to dedicated professionals who work in the field, but is down to each and every one of us. Southern Africa’s birdlife heritage does not belong to those who work in the industry but to every visitor to southern Africa.
To encourage this point of view, evry participant received an one penguin-rated Bird & Birder Friendly Award. With their participation and the funds wherefrom, BirdsConTour is capable of financing further bird conservation projects.
A big THANK YOU goes to:
Mr. Degener Paul Josef
Mrs. Grimm Brigitte
Mr. Grimm Reiner
Mr. Hahl Gerhard
Mr. Koch Jörg
Mr. Kuhn Joachim
Mrs. Schlimm Kirsten (Intercontact)
Mr. Schulte Josef
Mr. Sellin Dietrich
Mrs. Stehle Vera (Intercontact)
Mr. Tischler Peter