Rockjumper Bird Conservation Fund
Roll with Rockjumper: see amazing birds… and help them too!
Since its inception, Rockjumper Birding Tours has supported bird conservation and in 2006 we launched the Rockjumper Bird Conservation Fund (RBCF). A minimum of $50 from each Rockjumper registration goes directly into the RBCF, so each time you register for a Rockjumper trip, you are helping birds.
Our goal with the RBCF is to positively impact bird populations and species diversity by supporting a variety of conservation efforts. From habitat preservation to captive breeding of endangered species, we also support research, population monitoring, and community engagement that raises awareness of birds, and trains people to study them and pass on this knowledge.
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Some of the numerous projects supported by the RBCF:
BORN FREE USA
A non-profit wildlife conservation organization whose mission is to end the suffering of wild animals in captivity, rescue individual animals in need, protect wildlife in their natural habitats, and encourage compassionate conservation.
BIRDERS’ EXCHANGE – American Birding Association
Rockjumper is the exclusive sponsor of this ABA program which provides resources to conservation biologists working throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
KWAZULU-NATAL CRANE FOUNDATION – South Africa
Rockjumper Birding Tours is a proud corporate sponsor of the KwaZulu-Natal Crane foundation which aims to conserve cranes in South Africa.
ORIENTAL BIRD CLUB – India
RBCF supports awareness campaigns, including bird-watching trips for school children in two districts of west Bengal, and the publication of a small, local language environmental book.
AFRICAN BIRD CLUB – Kenya & Uganda
Through our association with the African Bird Club, the RBCF funded projects to help conserve bird-rich areas including the Kikuyu Highlands in Kenya, home of the globally threatened Abbott’s Starling, and Semliki Valley in western Uganda where the spectacular Nahan’s Francolin resides.
DZANGA SANGHA RESERVE – Central African Republic
With over 4000 square kms of rainforest, and a multitude of mammals to protect such as Forest Elephants and Gorillas, the Sangha Lodge staff protect and conserve the wildlife of the sensitive DSR. Also fighting malaria and distributing free medicines, Rockjumper is proud to aid the Sangha Lodge staff.
SAEMANGEUM PROJECT WITH BIRDS KOREA
RBCF supported BK in their effort to head off a huge disaster on the Yellow Sea, and protect habitat for the endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper and Nordmann’s Greenshank.
MTUNZINI CONSERVANCY – South Africa
Long a popular birding spot with pristine habitat for Palmnut Vultures, Mangrove Kingfishers and African Finfoot, and facing threats from mining, the Rockjumper supports MC as a corporate sponsor.
WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY 2014
Proud sponsor of World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2014 which highlighted the links between migratory bird conservation, local community development and wildlife watching tourism around the world.
ZULULAND RHINO RESERVE – South Africa
Rockjumper has contributed generously towards conservation of both Black and White Rhinoceros in the ZRR, which also supports numerous other wildlife, and about 400 bird species.
MIDDELPUNT WETLAND TRUST – South Africa & Ethiopia
Established in 1994, the MWT works to protect the critically endangered White-winged Flufftail, a mysterious African bird with a fragmented range. The MWT also helped build and run a school in Ethiopia for a community that adjoins the only known breeding site of this bird. Rockjumper funded the completion of the school’s final two classrooms, and the equipment for them as well.