The Fast & Featherless: Riding on behalf of IBAs
BirdLife South Africa’s Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) Programme has recently launched its IBA Fund. The IBA Fund aims to raise unencumbered funds for on-the-ground conservation work in IBAs. South Africa boasts 112 IBAs which are sites that house some of our most precious birds as well as a myriad of other species. Protecting these IBAs, and the birds and other biodiversity they house, is a full time job undertaken by a dedicated IBA Team. The IBA Team is constantly on the move in conserving our vanishing habitats. This is where the Fast & Featherless come in!
Part of raising funds and creating awareness for the conservation of IBAs is our Fast & Featherless initiative where cyclists, nature lovers and birding enthusiasts ride in the BirdLife South Africa colours in support of the IBA Team’s work. Cyclists who become part of our Fast & Featherless Team can assist us in raising money for the IBA Fund by becoming activists on the GivenGain website. Fast & Featherless Team members can register as activists and get their friends and family to sponsor their rides through this fund raising platform: http://www.givengain.com/cause/4593/projects/14314/. Money generated by Team members will go to advancing the protection of some of South Africa’s most crucial habitats and assisting the IBA Team to continue conserving our birds.
Fast & Featherless cycle shirts maybe ordered throughout the year and before any race a participant may wish to enter.
By taking up the cause from your bicycle saddle, critical IBAs, and their birds and biodiversity, stand a fighting chance. For more information on how to become a part of the Fast and Featherless Team please contact Romy Antrobus-Wuth or Daniel Marnewick.
Romy Antrobus-Wuth on 011 789 1122/ firstname.lastname@example.org or
Daniel Marnewick on 011 789 1122/ email@example.com, or
To find out more about the countrywide IBA network please visit http://www.birdlife.org.za/conservation/important-bird-areas