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October Conservation leaders: How do we ensure that there are enough well-qualified, suitably experienced and passionate people to continue to carry the flame for biodiversity conservation in this country? This is the question the current leaders of conservation organisations have begun to ask themselves.
The IUCN partner organisations were asked to nominate potential candidates and from these a core group of 22 participants was selected. The first and perhaps most important consideration was that this group represented the demographics of South Africa, embodying the transformation which all are hoping for, both in our country and within the environmental sector.
The four-day workshop included sessions where participants were pulled out of their comfort zone and expressed their visions for the future of the environment through acting or dance. Another session focused on the biggest drivers of change for humanity and how these may impact conservation.
One particularly interesting session involved the participants asking the workshop leaders what they felt were the toughest challenges facing biodiversity conservation.
Transformation of the sector, overcoming conflict and improving collaboration, and how to rise above politics were some of the issues discussed.
The cherry on the top was that the young leaders were asked to imagine how this programme should be developed, thereby charting the course for our own development. It was a privilege to have been given a few days to step away from the duties in which we are all ensconced and to consider the bigger picture for conservation in South Africa.
One way to achieve this is by promoting birding, which is considered to be environmentally friendly since it has very little impact on nature.
Birdwatching is a fast-growing hobby practised by people of all ages and is a popular family activity that can be enjoyed anywhere and at any time. From this initiative the Birder Friendly Establishment programme was launched. Birder Friendly Establishments are encouraged to create an environment that will attract birds at their lodges, for example by planting indigenous trees that produce nectar and plants that bear fruits or seeds, by providing food for wildlife and by using alternatives to pesticides whenever possible.
Lodge owners can also cater for birders by providing bird lists, binoculars and field guides that can be used around the lodge, and even facilities such as bird hides.
They could also consider putting up birdfeeders and bird baths to attract birds to their property. A listing on the BirdLife South Africa website where clients will be able to book directly with the establishment; Use of the Birder Friendly logo and branding on their marketing material; Information and advice on how to make their enterprise attractive to both birds and birders; Inclusion in self-drive itineraries that will be marketed on the website and in the BirdLife South Africa e-newsletter; Promotion of establishments to bird tour operators; BirdLife South Africa membership; Six issues of African Birdlife magazine.
Please visit our website: You can also contact Natasja Retief at bfe birdlife.
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