3600km small is BIG cycle ride for Africa's smallest finch

On 19 February 2017 Eelco Meyjes from the Rare Finch Conservation Group (RFCG) will take on an incredible 3600km unassisted cycle ride from Cape Town, through the Namib Desert, Caprivi and northern Botswana, to the mighty Victoria Falls in aid of Orange-breasted Waxbill conservation. Recent, unexpected declines in Africa's smallest finch, the Orange-breasted Waxbill, has pointed to the need for urgent research not only into the biology of this little bird itself, but also the wetland habitat in which it is found. BirdLife South Africa, in collaboration with the RFCG, has selected the Orange-breasted Waxbill to be a key sentinel species for eight threatened and 84 common bird species that are also found in and around wetland habitats.

Follow Eelco on his small is BIG epic fundraising journey. Make a donation, no matter how BIG or small, and help save a small bird with BIG responsibilities.

You can follow Eelco's progress at www.safesportracking.co.za.

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    Janelle Verster

    R300 raised

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  1. Belinda Van der Merwe

    9 July

    R50
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    7 June

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  3. Belinda Van der Merwe

    8 May

    R50
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Comrades for Taita

By Janelle Verster

I am running the Comrades Marathon (approximately 89,9 km this year) for the second time. I would...

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Comrades for Taita

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I am Birdrunner SA and I am running my second Comrades Marathon this year (2014). I would like to...

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