• The Small African Fellowship for Conservation in Kenya

    Africa, Conservation

    Sometimes something worthwhile doesn't have to cost millions. When blogger and avid twitcher Charlie posted some photos of an endangered Kenyan bird (Sharpe's Longclaw) he was contacted by Nature Kenya, a BirdLife International partner. After some emailing back and forth it was decided to raise money for a local conservation programme aiming to conduct surveys to find suitable longclaw habitat, and take an education/awareness programme about the longclaw and the need to conserve its habitat to local schools.

    Dominic Kamau Kimani, the field assistant on the receiving end of the donations, has drafted an education proposal and -together with other volunteers- will perform large parts of the surveys.

    Money! This is where we come in. Even with dedicated people like Dominic one still needs money to run the programme in a country as large as Kenya. Fortunately it seems that an American Dollar goes a long way in Kenya. A couple of thousand dollars is all that's needed to lift this programme of the ground and help not only the endangered Sharpe's Longclaw but also have a direct impact on the life of a fellow conservationalist / scientist / nature lover, researcher or treehugger (select what applies to you).

    Over at the 10.000 Birds website an extensive page has been created describing the goals, methods and needs of Small African Fellowship for Conservation project. Their current goal is 2000 dollar. And yes that still is a fair bit of money, but if you split it over 400 people it's only five dollar each; barely noticeable and all goes to the project. Donate one dollar or a hundred, every bit helps and every donation is appreciated.

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