Since its inception, BirdsConTour takes action in the conservation of birds and their habitats through funding foreign projects and through addressing to our own conservation projects.
In order to achieve a wide range of conservation impact, we manage and support a diversity of projects across the globe, most notably in areas where we offer tours.
When it comes to funding and supporting foreign projects, we select agencies and NGOs that are responsible and ethical in order to ensure the necessary effectiveness.
BirdsConTour’s Be-Light-Wise project is an international effort to reduce the impact artificial light has on nature. The strategy is simple: By convincing house owners and occupants as well as building owners and managers to use light wisely and sustainably by turning off excess lighting and by installing less bright lights (also referred to as smart light) all year round.
Each year since 2013 a Bird of the Year Namibia is chosen by BirdsConTour. Birds are excellent flagship animals and useful health indicators of the environment. This annual initiative serves BirdsConTour for creating awareness about birds and bird habitat conservation.
Where necessary this service assists with controlling birds on a species-appropriate manner. We are proud to offer bird control products that are environmentally friendly, humane, safe to use, and extremely effective.
By creating bird friendly habitats in people’s yards, neighbourhoods, schools, work places, public spaces, hospitals, churches and old age homes we increase the quality of life for both people and birds.
With this project BirdsConTour supports people in particularly difficult situations to help themselves. From the proceeds of the snacks and bird feeding tables sold, which customers can hang or stand in their gardens, these vulnerable sellers receive a certain percentage as revenue and with the rest they replenish their stock from BirdsConTour.
This package consists of several Birdie Snack packs, one mobile and weatherproof bird feeding table which can be filled with the snack inserts, a notebook and a pen. The Birdie Snacks each include six different types of food for wild garden birds. From the proceeds of the snacks and bird feeding tables sold, which customers can hang or stand in their gardens, these vulnerable sellers receive a certain percentage as revenue and with the rest they replenish their stock from BirdsConTour.
BirdsConTour is dedicated to making birding and caring for wild birds an affordable interest. We offer a comprehensive selection of birding items such as binoculars, bird guides, bird food and feeders.
BirdsConTour supports the challenge of having a clean world, not least because our guests want to enjoy clean travel destinations. It is really about creating a secure environment for birdlife to live in the long term.
As an initiative of the Anti-Poaching Crusade project from BirdsConTour, a responsible and sustainable tour operator also concentrating on welfare and conservation projects, these fence hikings are used to find and remove wire loops attached to fences by poachers.
InsectLove aims to arouse love and attention for insects, and familiarize us with their ways of life and biological peculiarities. Our particular attention is focused on their usefulness and function in the ecosystem.
The BirdsConTour Penguin Award project under the tourism and conservation divisions creates a significant shift in bird awareness. With the BirdsConTour Penguin Award program gets distributed worldwide with the aim of allowing industry, local people and travelers to distinguish and chose those tour operators, attractions, cruises, flights, accommodations or any other business that make a commitment to supporting social welfare and/or bird conservation and/or conservation (any other than bird conservation).
Bird conservation is basic: protect their habitat and the birds will look after themselves. Provide birds with an intact nature within their habitats and they will catch their own food and raise their own chicks, ensuring that species will continue to flourish. BirdsConTour with its ProBird Area (PBA) program is persuading more and more property owners and other responsible people to recognize that they have a responsibility to protect their property and their area of accountability.
The problems facing birds today are complex. BirdsConTour targets solutions with an elegantly simple and effective ProBird Conservation Framework that ensures we put our efforts where they matter most.
ProBird Nature Management deals with managing nature in a way in which people and nature can interact. It brings together land use planning, water management, biodiversity conservation, and the future sustainability of industries like agriculture, mining, tourism, fisheries and forestry.
Our ProPlant BirdDrop biological fertilizer is a substance which contains prepared bird droppings which, when mixed and applied accordingly promotes growth by increasing nutrients to the according plants.
BirdsConTour tries to move roadkills off the road to a safer place where scavenging animals and birds can consume it relatively undisturbed and not pose a danger to drivers or to the animals.
As a contribution to the protection of the endangered rhinos, BirdsConTour collects new and gently used clothing, binoculars and other usable equipment and donates these to rhino rangers, these frontline heroes that work hard for frequently little merit!
In a bid to globally conserve the endangered vultures, BirdsConTour initiated the “Vulture Saloon" project. At these strategically established saloons, water and safe food for vultures is regularly supplied. And the word vulture conservation gets spread while visitors can watch this feeding frenzy from a safe location.
BirdsConTour has developed a practical and handy mobile bird water and feeding tray which each tour guide gets free of charge. During the duration of his visit to Sossusvlei or any similar tourism hotspot in any desert he places it filled for the birds.
Providing food for birds with our thoughtful Wild Bird Support stations is one of the most helpful things one can do for garden birds in order to give back to that what we take from nature through the high degree of urbanization.
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