Benson Bamutura successfully completes birdguide course in Kampala,Uganda

30 May

Benson Bamutura, RFCG field manager

The Rare Finch Conservation Group recently sponsored Benson Bamutura, who successfully managed the Phase 2 field research work at the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in 2009 /10 for the RFCG, to attend a specialist Bird Guide course in Kampala. We are extremely proud to announce that Benson is now qualified to work as a bird guide on international birding safaris to Uganda .

The RFCG  is currently trying to raise funds to finance its planned Phase 3 field research work in Uganda .  In the meantime Benson can now work as an official bird guide, within the tourist industry, to help make ends meet for him and his young family. The RFCG strongly believes in helping to improve the quality and lives of the people that it works with in Uganda.  And we certainly look forward to the day where Benson can once again be contracted as our field manager to head up our Phase 3 field research work, to try and find the elusive Shelley’s crimsonwing finch .

If you would like to make a donation, no matter how big or small, to this very worthwhile conservation project then simply click onto the PayPal button below. All donations will be acknowledged in writing . The RFCG is registered as a non-profit organisation and is totally dependent on sponsors and donors for its current and future success. For more information on the RFCG please contact Eelco Meyjes at

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