Meet the WLT:
*Programme for Belize staff at the 2004 Bird Fair*. Verla Neal (left), Tourism Development Officer, and Bladimir Rodrigues, La Milpa Field Station Guide, on last year’s stand
*WLT trustees by the Trust’s stand at last year’s Bird Fair. *From left to right: Jane Krish, Dr Nigel Simpson, (who is also a Board Member of Fundación Jocotoco) and Prof Renton Righelato.
*Meet the WLT at the Bird Fair*
-Bird Fair – General Information-
Taking place from August 19th to 21st at Egleton Nature Reserve, Rutland Water, the British Birdwatching Fair (or Bird Fair as it has become known) caters not just for bird-lovers but all wildlife enthusiasts. Now in its 17th year the Bird Fair just gets better and better.
With stands covering everything from international conservation to bird food, books, photography and tourism, the Fair is always a great day out for families and birding enthusiasts alike.
World Land Trust will, once again, be in Marquee 4 and as well as staff members and trustees, you will also be able to meet representatives from two of the Trust’s international conservation partners – *Programme for Belize* and *Fundación Jocotoco*. They will be on hand with the latest information about these projects and will be pleased to tell you about what it is like to visit these areas.
Lectures will take place throughout the weekend. Richard Mabey will give the Celebrity Lecture on Friday evening and WLT’s Honorary President, Dr Gerard Bertrand, will be giving a lecture on ‘Record Breaking Birdwatching’, at 3pm on Friday.
The Bird Fair is exceptionally well organised and a very worth-while event, with profits going to conservation – so far the Fair has raised over £1-million for conservation projects.
-Where to find us at the Bird Fair-
The World Land Trust, joined by Programme for Belize and Fundación Jocotoco, can be found in Marquee 4 (opposite the catering area), at Stands Numbers 14 and 15. Do come and visit us.