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Everyone can have a great bird experience, not just in exotic locations but closer to home too. But without habitat there can be no birds. As we travel on The Biggest Twitch, we want to raise awareness of the role birds have to play in all our lives, and the importance of protecting unspoiled habitat for the benefit of the wildlife living within it.

With care, funding and, most importantly, local involvement, it is possible to make a huge difference to the future of natural habitat, and the birds that live there. A great example of this is the Mindo Cloudforest Foundation (MCF). This was established to conserve and promote the Chocò area of Northwestern Ecuador, one of the world's most diverse, and threatened, Endemic Bird Areas. To date their projects have included support for fantastic reserve, an eco-scenic route for nature tourism, and bird sanctuaries at Milpe and Rio Silanche.
 
As part of The Biggest Twitch, we are raising funds to support MCF, in particular their work in creating sustainable Ecoroutes within the Endemic Bird Areas. Local landowners are involved in maintaining the natural habitat within these important bird areas to create a network of protected land: a destination for eco-tourism and a haven for wildlife, and especially birds, at the same time. Habitat conservation, wildlife protection, eco-tourism and community involvement – it’s a win/win situation all round.

If you would like to be a part of The Biggest Twitch, please make a donation to MCF on-line. We are working with the World Land Trust to handle donations in the UK on behalf of Mindo Cloudforest Foundation, Ecuador.

All donors will be acknowledged, and we will include a Roll of Honour of everyone of donors to MCF via the World Land Trust on our website and in the book of The Biggest Twitch to be published in 2009.

A huge thank you in advance for your support!

Raising money for

World Land Trust

World Land Trust

Charity Registration No. 1001291

WLT is an international conservation organisation that takes action to save rainforest and other wildlife habitats. Supported by Sir David Attenborough and working with local organisations in Central and South America, Asia and Africa, WLT has helped protect over 500,000 acres of wildlife habitats.

Donations 38

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To keep helping World Land Trust in their work

Donation by Ruth Miller on 17/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Keep supporting World Land Trust' work

Donation by Ruth Miller on 29/12/12

£20.00

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To keep adding to the great work being done

Donation by Ruth Miller on 18/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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To keep adding to the great work being done

Donation by Ruth Miller on 24/12/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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To keep adding to the great work being done

Donation by Ruth Miller on 06/01/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Thanks guys for your brilliant fundraising: holding a raffle and selling amazing cards and bookmarks. Fantastic!!! Thanks from Ruth and Alan

Donation by Rachel and Eve on 21/02/09

£100.00

Well done both of you! I enjoyed following your adventure on the website, and I loved your talk at Rowen Memorial Hall.

Donation by Peter McFadden on 15/02/09

£35.00

+ £9.87 Gift Aid

Congratulations on beating your target- look forward to hearing you speak at the next Bird Fair- or down here in Bucks possibly?

Donation by Buzzard of Bucks on 17/01/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Congratulations. Have been with you all the way.

Donation by John & Astrid Cutler on 12/01/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

I have really enjoyed following your progress - happy new year and congratulations!

Donation by Liam Morrison on 05/01/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good to hear you got Marsh Tit (I was going to offer my garden as a possible site for it...)

Donation by Steve Goddard on 29/12/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Happy Christmas and good luck for your last week!

Donation by Sara and Peter Askham on 24/12/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Big congratulations to you guys, what an amazing year!

Donation by Chris and Millie Jones on 19/12/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Many congratulations to you both - a massive achievement - well done! Wishing you a very Happy Christmas. See you in the New Year at Conwy RSPB.

Donation by Jo Porteous on 19/12/08

£35.00

+ £9.87 Gift Aid

Have really enjoyed your diary. I now volunteer at Conwy so hope to see you there in 2009

Donation by Sue |Parker on 16/12/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Total respect for having the guts to take the plunge and do this! Keep going, you don't want to have to do it again in a couple of years...do you???

Donation by Mike Duckham on 04/12/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

just read your diary and am very envious!

Donation by Ian Calderwood on 22/11/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Great going! sorry my donations so small but as a student I've not got much to spare.

Donation by Ant on 04/11/08

£5.00

Congratulations on reaching the target! Will donate more in due course if I can

Donation by Steve Goddard on 04/11/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

THE VERY BEST OF LUCK FOR THE REST OF '08, HOPE TO SEE YOU @ CONWY WHERE I NOW VOLUNTEER. IT WAS A GREAT TALK AT BIRDFAIR. CHEERS

Donation by PHIL GATLEY on 08/09/08

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Raised through a sponsored birdwatch in North Wales in August called The Little Twitch

Donation by Rachel on 24/08/08

£240.00

What a hugely worthwhile cause. Was with you Alan at Milpe & Mindo 17.07.04. Now with you both in spirit every step of the way. Keep going.

Donation by Judith Benbow on 11/08/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Ready to double the bet if you beat that targetet

Donation by Buzzard of Bucks on 05/08/08

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Hope everything is going well and remember (if it is to be it is up to me) or in your case us

Donation by Ken & Eldyne Cooper on 06/07/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Finally I made it!!! Hope its all going to plan. You loons. (that's a bird isn't it? Have you seen one?)

Donation by Chris Hillier on 01/07/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,345.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,345.00
  • Gift Aid£260.38

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