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£5,745
raised of £5,000 target by 67 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,745 to our Indonesian birding friends

    Indonesia
    Funded on Tuesday, 18th August 2020

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    Story

    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, Bali, 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 (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 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 18th 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 Asia1 month ago
      Birdtour Asia

      Birdtour Asia

      1 month ago

      Thank you once again. We've been overwhelmed with the support and generosity shown by the birding community. We really want to push beyond our target however so with just a few days to go, let's see if we can get there.

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    • Birdtour Asia2 months ago
      Birdtour Asia

      Birdtour Asia

      2 months 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 Asia2 months ago
      Birdtour Asia

      Birdtour Asia

      2 months 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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    2 months ago

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    Supporters

    67

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 17, 2020

      £150.00

    • Chuck and Jacqui Probst

      Chuck and Jacqui Probst

      Aug 17, 2020

      For Raja and his peers! Thank you!

      £100.00

    • Steve Potter

      Steve Potter

      Aug 15, 2020

      Great idea James and Rob!Well done and all the best for 2021.

      £55.00

    • Mike Coverdale

      Mike Coverdale

      Aug 14, 2020

      Hopefully it won’t be too long before we all start to get back to something a little more like normal.

    • Rob Tizard

      Rob Tizard

      Aug 14, 2020

      Thanks for setting this up. I look forward birding with you guys back in Indonesia very soon!

      £200.00

    • Dave Bradford

      Dave Bradford

      Aug 14, 2020

      Keep up the good work in Asia.

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 13, 2020

      £40.00

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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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