BIRDSCONTOUR REACTS TO LITTERING WITH THE PROJECT “BIRDSCONTOUR FOR A CLEANER BIRD HABITAT”
Cleaning the routes traveled
Photos and text by Stefan Rust
(In terms of the Geneva Convention the copyright of these texts belongs to Stefan Rust)
It is usually assumed that cleaning the country is the role of the government. However, BirdsConTour assists in meeting this challenge, not least because our visitors want to enjoy a clean country. It’s really about creating a secure environment for wildlife and birdlife to live in in the long term.
Black garbage bags and a tool for collecting litter are always part of the luggage and wherever time is available and litter is lying around next to the road traveled, a cleaning stop is arranged. Simultaneously this offers a break from the tiring driving and gives everybody the chance to stretch his or her legs while doing something productive.
Guests react very positive to this project and mostly assist in picking up litter.
There is simply no better way of keeping the roads traveled clean and leaves a good impression on the guide, the tour company and finally even on the country and its people.
CAPRIVI TOUR (Namibia – Botswana – Zimbabwe) (07.10. – 19.10.2013)
(A joint venture between BirdsConTour, Pack Safari and Chamäleon Reisen)
While other people, according to the tracks, drove pass a place on the corner of the C24 and MR47 road (Namibia), where a transporter lost quite an amount of rubbish, tour guide Stefan Rust and his guests, 12 German speaking visitors, stopped and collected as much as possible of the litter into black garbage backs. If not collected, soon the wind would have blown the lightweight plastics into the surrounding where it could have caused harm to the wildlife.