Great new sponsorship announcement

2 Mar
Dr. Hanneline Smit-Robinson from BirdLife South Africa and Eelco Meyjes from the RFCG seen next to the small is BIG FIAT 500

Dr. Hanneline Smit-Robinson from BirdLife South Africa and Eelco Meyjes from the RFCG seen next to the small is BIG FIAT 500

The Rare Finch Conservation Group is extremely proud to announce that Arnold Chatz Cars , from Hyde Park Johannesburg, have sponsored a FIAT 500 , the world’s most exciting small car, for the SAVE AFRICA’S SMALLEST FINCH, the orange-breasted Waxbill conservation project. This project is a proud collaboration with BirdLife South Africa. The small is BIG car will be used to help raise the public awareness of this important new conservation project primarily in the Sandton and Johannesburg areas.This exciting little small is BIG car will also be seen in the Cape Town and Kruger National Park areas in the next two weeks.

Why small is BIG ? Africa’s smallest finch is a small bird with a big responsibility that is destined to make it a BIG HERO.

Photo Chris Krog

Photo Chris Krog

Recent unexpected declines in the Orange-breasted Waxbill (Amandava subflava) has resulted in the urgent need for the species to be researched. Research has already commenced to find out why the bird has become so scarce in certain parts of its natural habitat. The species has now also been selected by BirdLife South Africa as a key sentinel (watchdog) bird for South African wetland bird species’ including eight threatened and 84 common bird species. The eight Red-listed species, ranging from Near Threatened to Critically Endangered, plus all 84 common species will all benefit from our research collaboration.

The 8 threatened species as listed in the updated 2015 Eskom Red Data book of Birds of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland are as follows :OBW news-12-2014f 8 THREATENED SPECIES

 

 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. All donations will be publicly acknowledged , unless otherwise requested, on the RFCG website. 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.
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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