BirdsConTour is grateful to Pack Safari, a leading tour operator in Southern Africa, and Chamäleon, an international travel agent based in Germany, for their generous sponsorship of nine guides to having participated on a guide training tour from Namibia to Botswana and Zimbabwe and back to Namibia. This 12 day guide training tour took place from the 26th of May until the 7th of June 2017.
Through this important tour the participants have learned a lot about general guiding and part of it was bird identification and conservation.
BirdsConTour decided to honor the nine trainees with the BirdsConTour Social Welfare and Conservation Support 2017 Award.
This international award carries considerable prestige for Andreas Aufgebauer, Gudrun Theile (front left to right), Rebecca Larsson, Vhilo Namufinda, Moppi Tietz, Livia Pack (Pack Safari, non participant), Katja Stoermer, Eva Mayrhofer (Pack Safari, non participant), Martin Spitze, Claudia Reiter, Birgit Leicher (BirdsConTour), Shaun Sagell (back from left to right).
Through the presentation of these awards, BirdsConTour supports these trainee tour guides who are through their guiding activities committed to protecting bird life and supporting local people. These awards encourage individuals to become bird conservation and social welfare support idols.
It spotlights those individuals who can impart their passion for bird conservation and social welfare support to other people (guests), and simultaneously it encourages the awardees to continue their efforts in protecting and supporting.
The award ceremony took place at the Pack Safari head office in Windhoek, Namibia, in June 2017. There the awardees spoke about their impressions during the training tour. These BirdsConTour Social Welfare and Conservation Support 2017 Awards will go a long way towards ensuring the future of birds.
With the BirdsConTour Support Award program awards get distributed worldwide with the aim of allowing industry, local people and travelers to distinguish and chose those tour operators, attractions, cruises, flights, accommodations or any other business that make a commitment to supporting social welfare and/or conservation.