Stunning new video footage from Bwindi ignites the world !

15 Feb
 
More than 1,600,000 have already seen the above video clip that was recently posted on YouTube. Bwindi is home to not only the threatened mountain gorillas, but also to one of the rarest finches in Africa the Shelley’s crimsonwing finch
 
Last week we announced that two young  graduates from South Africa, Alex Antrobus and Murray Beaumont, are cycling all the way up to the magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is in the south-western part of Uganda.
 

Alex Antrobus left and Murray Beaumont right

 Not many people know it yet, but  Bwindi which is a tropical rain forest, with its 43 finch species which includes the threatened and elusive Shelley’s crimsonwing finch, is rapidly becoming the world’s top destination for finch enthusiasts.

 
 
If you wish to find out more about Alex and Murray’s progress through Africa on their exciting journey to Bwindi simply log onto www.amanziawethu.org. You will also be able to follow the two of them on facebook and twitter
 
 The Rare Finch Conservation Group has no full-time staff members and every member of the group volunteers their skills and services in the interests of advancing finch conservation work. The RFCG is registered in South Africa as a non-profit organisation . It is totally dependent on donations and sponsorships for its future survival . The RFCG is currently raising funds ( US$ 25,000 is needed ) to finance its planned Phase 3 field research work in Uganda.  For more information on this pioneering conservation group please contact editor@avitalk.co.za
 
 
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