Ugandan children might make all the difference

17 Oct

The Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation (ITFC) are our on the ground partners in Uganda. They help with the man power and maintenance of our fieldwork in finding the Shelley’s Crimsonwing Finch. Naturally, they’re also as concerned about conservation and the health of biodiversity in Uganda’s tropical forests.

In partnership with the ITFC, the RFCG is considering holding a colouring-in/sculpturing competition for children who live in villages near the forests in which we conduct research. The aim of this is to establish greater public awareness amongst Ugandans of the plight of the Shelley’s Crimsonwing Finch.

If locals came to understand the threats posed to our friends, the Mountain Gorillas, then they are as likely to become affectionate and acquainted with the threats to the Shelley’s Crimsonwing Finch.

The colouring-in/sculpturing competition idea is still just that, an idea. We’d appreciate any input from RFCG blog readers as to how to make this idea more effective and financially feasible. Send your comments and suggestions to: editor@avitalk.co.za.

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