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01 December 2019
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15 November 2019
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Recent findings have shown that many birds formerly classified as one single species are actually separate species in their own right. But what do these >1,000 new species mean for bird conservation? BirdLife’s Ashley Simkins explains his new study. For more information click here https://www.birdlife.org/worldwide/news/gaining-over-1000-new-bird-species-problem-conservation?utm_source=sidebar&utm_medium=topnews

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15 November 2019
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Recent findings have shown that many birds formerly classified as one single species are actually separate species in their own right. But what do these >1,000 new species mean for bird conservation? BirdLife’s Ashley Simkins explains his new study. For more information click here https://www.birdlife.org/worldwide/news/gaining-over-1000-new-bird-species-problem-conservation?utm_source=sidebar&utm_medium=topnews

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12 October 2019
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BirdLife Botswana in conjunction with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks requests your school to participate at the World Migratory Bird Day celebration (WMBD) to be held on 12th October 2019 at Ngami Community Junior School from 0900 to 1300hrs. The main objective of the celebration is to raise awareness on migratory birds. Every year, BirdLife Botswana (BLB) identifies an area to celebrate the event at with school children. Last year the event was held in Nata with about ten schools of villages around Nata. This year the Ngami area is identified for the event.

BirdLife Botswana in conjunction with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks requests your school to participate at the World Migratory Bird Day celebration (WMBD) to be held on 12th October 2019 at Ngami Community Junior School from 0900 to 1300hrs. The main objective of the celebration is to raise awareness on migratory birds. Every year, BirdLife Botswana (BLB) identifies an area to celebrate the event at with school children. Last year the event was held in Nata with about ten schools of villages around Nata. This year the Ngami area is identified for the event

For more information please click here https://www.migratorybirdday.org/

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07 September 2019
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We invite you to participate in the coming International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD) in Gaborone on the 7th September 2019.

Vultures are declining at an alarming rate, mainly due to direct or indirect poisoning through misuse of agrochemicals. Commemorating this day is one of our efforts to spread the message to all stakeholders to help protect vultures. Part of the commemoration will include a march whose route will see participants walk from Gaborone Secondary School grounds, passing in front of the City Council and Museum, past the State House, returning through the Main Mall back to GSS grounds. We anticipate starting the march at 0600hrs and gathering at the grounds for speeches and entertainment after the march, to finally disperse around 1100hrs.

We have invited the Hon. Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism to address the public. Kindly confirm your availability. We have requested the Gaborone City Mayor to offer welcome remarks. We will also invite the Ministry of Agriculture, Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources and other relevant government departments, Embassies and NGOs to the event. Your presence will be highly appreciated. See the attached poster for details

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07 July 2019
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18 May 2019
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Dear BirdLife Botswana member,

This is to advise that our AGM will take place at 18:00 on Saturday 18th May, 2019 at Sanitas.  We would be pleased if as many as possible could attend.

Please see the agenda and a proxy form in case you cannot attend.   This proxy form is very important and it is explained why.  The Registrar of Societies receives a copy of our minutes and the attendance register of those present.  He also wants to see how many have sent in proxy votes. He is not interested in a list of apologies.   He adds the number of attendees to the proxy voters and divides by the number of paid-up members on our books.  To keep our registration as a Society valid, we need to attain a minimum percentage. So this is where you as member of BirdLife Botswana come in.   Obviously we would like you to attend the meeting.  However if for some reason you cannot, because you will be away from Gaborone that weekend, or you live in Kasane, Maun, the UK or the Outer Hebrides, please complete a proxy form , SIGN it and send to admin@birdlifebotswana.org.bw or to our Secretary at peterdarcybotswana@gmail.com or to  haroldh@accelerate-it.co.bw (72248324) or give Harold a hard copy at the next walk.  This request applies to everyone whether you are a corporate member, honorary, life, guide or regular member.  Please send in a signed proxy form.    The suggestion has been made that those who don’t attend and don’t send in a form may be elected onto the board with responsibility for raising five million pula for our Society this year, or be nominated as editor of the Babbler or Familiar Chat.

After the meeting Dr Moses Selebatso of Raptors Botswana will address us as to how they have organised citizens to monitor Cape Vultures at Moremi Gorge.

The meeting takes place in cordial surroundings at Sanitas; delicious snacks and a cash bar will be available.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to attend.

 

Kind regards

 

Event Date
22 March 2019 to 23 March 2019
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Dear BLB Member

Our next camp will be to Darnaway Farm over the weekend of 22 and 23rd March.  It should be an excellent camp at this venue.  Please contact Ian White (71297636) or if you are interested in joining us there.  We leave at 14:00 on the 22nd from Sebele Shopping Centre and return on the Sunday morning.

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02 February 2019
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29 January 2019 to 28 February 2019
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For those of you involved in the Bird Population Monitoring Programme, don’t forget to do your counts/transects early next month while the migrants are still here.  Those of you not involved, please contact Keddy at 3190540 and find out what you need to do to take part.

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06 January 2019
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Please contact Ms. Dikabelo Koboyatshwene on Tel: (+267) 3190540 and email: admin@birdlifebotswana.org.bw

or directly send email equeries to Mr. Harold Hester on haroldh@accelerate-it.co.bw.

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17 November 2018
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