350-24-24 Bird Photo Challenge in South Africa

Randburg, South Africa, 8 October 2009
- Mark Anderson,
the Executive Director of BirdLife South Africa and winner
of the 2008
AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award
, has called
upon bird photographers in South Africa to participate in
a unique Bird Photo Challenge to promote birding, bird conservation
and climate change awareness around the world.

On 24 October 2009 birders with cameras across South
Africa will be taking part in the 350-24-24 Bird Photo
Challenge — an unprecedented attempt to photograph
350 species of birds within South Africa within 24 hours
and post the pictures on the internet by the end of the
next day.

The photo challenge is an innovative contribution by
the South African birding community to the world’s
biggest simultaneous environmental awareness action, 350.org’s
International Day of Climate Action on 24 October 2009.

“Since we’re about birds and conservation,
and 350.org’s Day of Action is a magnificent opportunity
to ride a wave of global environmental concern, we’ve
decided to use the opportunity to raise the profile of
South Africa’s amazing avifauna.” said
Mark Anderson.

“We’re encouraging members of other conservation
organisations to join in, and are inviting other countries
to set up their own 350-24-24 Bird Photo Challenges.”
said Mark Anderson in his announcement to the African
birding community.

Further Information:

Announcement made by Mark Anderson to AfricanBirding (8
October 2009)

Bird Photo Challenge Website

Campaign Website

Last updated on 16 June 2014