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Birdfair 2018 : 30th Birthday of Conservation

Birdfair 2018 : 30th Birthday of Conservation

Birdfair will take place from the 17th – 19th of August at Egleton Nature Reserve, Rutland, UK. This summer, the British Birdwatching Fair will celebrate its 30th birthday. That will mark 30 years of global conservation impact.

Look back at the successes of the past 30 years!

http://www.birdlife.org/worldwide/news/celebrating-30-years-birdfair-3-decades-global-conservation-impact

By Jessica Law

2018: A Haven for Argentina’s Flamingos

Birds that benefit: Andean Flamingo Phoenicoparrus andinus (Vulnerable), Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis (Near Threatened), Puna Flamingo Phoenicoparrus jamesi (Near Threatened)

Amount raised: TBC

This year, we’re turning Birdfair pink – to celebrate plans to create what will become Argentina’s largest National Park, and a safe haven for over a million waterbirds.

2017: Saving Paradise in the Pacific

Birds that benefit: Rapa Fruit-dove Ptilinopus huttoni (Endangered), Newell’s Shearwater Puffinus newelli (Endangered), Polynesian Storm Petrel Nesofregetta fuliginosa (Endangered)

Amount raised: £333,000

On the French Polynesian island of Rapa Iti, invasive non-native species are decimating populations of native birds. Money from Birdfair will help BirdLife to remove invasive species in order to restore the islands.