LATEST UPDATE TO HELP SAVE AFRICA’S SMALLEST FINCH

9 Apr


 

Eelco Meyjes carries 35kg of kit. You can follow the ride on satellite

Eelco Meyjes carries 35kg of kit. You can follow the ride on satellite

To launch the Rare Finch Conservation Group’s exciting new fundraising campaign , for the Orange-breasted Waxbill, Eelco Meyjes is currently attempting to do a solo cycle ride from Cape Town to Vic Falls in Zimbabwe. A distance of 3000 km. The ride started in Cape town on Sunday 15 March. On Wednesday 8 April he reached Johannesburg, having completed a distance of 1,645 km. He is now over the half way mark and on his way to Botswana before he enters Zimbabwe in the very far northern part of the country . The real tough part starts now. He will need to camp out with wild animals in certain parts of Botswana and the distances between safety points are massive. Supporters  can follow his ride via satellite tracking on http://www.safesporttracking.co.za and/or http://www.nevarestchallenge.com

WE KINDLY APPEAL FOR YOUR VALUABLE SUPPORT NO MATTER HOW BIG OR SMALL.

Donations can be made to the following account.

Rare Finch Conservation Group

Nedbank Account number 1933 198885

Branch : Sandown 193 305

South Africa

( For international donors please add )

SWIFT NEDSZAJJ

An Orange-breasted Waxbill cockbird.Photo Chris Krog

The Orange-breasted Waxbill now needs conservation help.Photo Chris Krog

 The Rare Finch
Conservation Group is registered in South Africa as a non-profit organisation and is totally dependent on donors and sponsors to carry out its conservation work on finches in the wild. For more info visit http://www.rarefinch.org or write to the secretary at editor@avitalk.co.za


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SEE – CONSERVE – ENJOY

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