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Birdtour Asia is crowdfunding

83%
£4,180
raised of £5,000 target by 51 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to our Indonesian birding friends

Indonesia
8 days to go

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With Covid-19 continuing to affect aspects of our daily lives, like other tour companies we have been unable to run any tours for four months and still with no end in sight. Our thoughts have been with the dedicated local guides, hosts and drivers, many of whom we have worked with for many years and have become close friends. The situation so far has particularly affected those in Indonesia where the majority of our tours would have run, with nine tours cancelled already, and potentially more to follow.

From Sumatra, through Java, Lesser Sundas, Sulawesi, Moluccas to West Papua, birding tourism provides a considerable income in many areas that we visit, indeed for some it is their only means of income. On a typical tour we not only make considerable donations to local conservation initiatives but also employ drivers and skilled local guides 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 West Papua, entire village communities. Since Indonesian tours will not begin again until next summer many of these people will have no income for an entire year.

We have received incredible moral support from our Birdtour Asia participants during these difficult times, including those concerned about the many people who are supported financially by our visits. We have been doing our best to help where possible and appreciate that many others would like to do likewise, with that in mind we will be co-ordinating with our Indonesian partners to ensure donations reach those most in need.

Whatever donation funds we receive by the 13th August, Birdtour Asia will donate an additional 50% of the total money raised by you. 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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  • Birdtour Asia2 hrs ago
    Birdtour Asia

    Birdtour Asia

    2 hrs ago

    Thank you everyone who has contributed and helped support our fundraiser, it's greatly appreciated by us. With 51 contributions, we're hoping we can continue and push well beyond our target, with a week to go.

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  • Birdtour Asia19 days ago
    Birdtour Asia

    Birdtour Asia

    19 days ago

    Once again, a big thank you to everyone that has supported and contributed to the fund, we're all extremely grateful for your generosity. We're now over 50% towards our initial target, after just a week. But it doesn't stop there. We will continue to try and raise as much as we can until the deadline.

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  • Birdtour Asia24 days ago
    Birdtour Asia

    Birdtour Asia

    24 days ago

    We'd just like to express our gratitude to all those that have supported the fundraiser so far. Just 36 hours since we began, we have already raised £1,675 (over $2,000), which means over £2,500 once we've added our 50% donation.

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Page last updated on: 8/10/2020 02.05

Supporters

51

  • Ken Berlin

    Ken Berlin

    Aug 9, 2020

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 9, 2020

    £50.00

  • Mark Tasker

    Mark Tasker

    Aug 8, 2020

    More good luck

    £40.00

  • Alan Knue and Charles Enlow

    Alan Knue and Charles Enlow

    Aug 8, 2020

    Happy to help Birdtour Asia in supporting the Indonesian communities that make these tours possible and contribute to the preservation of the habitats and wildlife.

    £200.00

  • Tim Bonsack

    Tim Bonsack

    Aug 8, 2020

    Thanks for your work on this

    £30.00

  • Muz

    Muz

    Aug 8, 2020

    £30.00

  • Richard Carden

    Richard Carden

    Aug 8, 2020

    £100.00

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Birdtour Asia

Birdtour Asia

Indonesia

Specialists in Asian birding tours, our aim is to provide employment and encouragement to local communities through birding-based ecotourism initiatives.

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