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£4,260
raised of £5,000 target by 48 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,260 to help birding friends from India to the Philippines

    Funded on Tuesday, 23rd February 2021

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    Story

    Covid-19 continues to affect all aspects of our daily lives, like other tour companies we have cancelled all our tours across Asia in the coming months. While we miss our tours and seeing amazing birds, these times are even tougher for the dedicated local guides, hosts and drivers, many of whom we have worked with for many years and have become close friends, and who rely on bird-tours for to earn their living and support their families.

    In the coming months tours throughout India, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and the Philippines will all be cancelled, given the the highly seasonal nature of the tours that means that guides, drivers, hosts and everyone associated with these tours will lose much or all of their annual income. On a typical tour we not only make considerable donations to local conservation initiatives but also employ drivers and skilled local guides (some of whom are ex-poachers and are particularly hard-hit) whose help is invaluable in both locating endemics during our visits and promoting conservation at other times. These payments support the individuals and their families and also in the case of parts of Cambodia, entire village communities.

    We have received incredible support from Birdtour Asia participants during these difficult times, including an incredible fundraising drive for our friends in Indonesia. We hope to continue this support as long as it is needed, with that in mind we will be co-ordinating with our partners across the region to ensure donations reach those most in need.

    Birdtour Asia will donate an additional 50% of the total money raised by 31st January 2021. While this may not cover their usual income from our tour visits, it will go some way in supporting and helping them and their families at this extremely difficult time, and letting them know we’re thinking of them.

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      48

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Feb 20, 2021

        £50.00

      • Mike Hunter

        Mike Hunter

        Feb 19, 2021

        Great initiative as local guides all over Asia must be suffering. Let's hope we can get out there soon and support them properly.

        £30.00

      • Jim Thornhill.

        Jim Thornhill.

        Feb 18, 2021

        Keep it going Rob, not seen you for a long time, please say hello to James...x

        £10.00

      • Simon Roddis

        Simon Roddis

        Feb 18, 2021

        Good work, guys, look forward to travelling again!

        £50.00

      • Kenneth Bach Christensen

        Kenneth Bach Christensen

        Feb 17, 2021

        £30.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Feb 17, 2021

        £40.00

      • Ju Lin

        Ju Lin

        Feb 17, 2021

        Thanks for organising this very meaningful charity drive

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