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.
MOREMI TOUR (Namibia – Botswana – Zimbabwe) (20.10. – 02.11.2013)
(A joint venture between BirdsConTour, Pack Safari and Chamäleon Reisen)
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and Livingstone, Zambia, were recently co-hosting hundreds of international delegates during the UNWTO 20th General Assembly. This event served as a vehicle for the cleaning of Victoria Falls to look all the better for the attention. Big was the disappointment that only a few weeks later, a “BirdsConTour for a cleaner Bird Habitat” cleaning session needed to be arranged in the Reynard Street of Victoria Falls. The cleaning of part of the street was combined with a visit of 8 German-speaking guests to Victoria Falls while being on the Moremi Tour.
Also the entire entrance area at the Southgate of the Moremi NP in Botswana was cleaned during this tour.