Birds of a feather to flock together
Prizes up for grabs
14 October 2021 | Events
Kaino Nghitongo; Corporate Communications Advisor, Rössing Uranium; “This year’s video will focus on the importance and contribution of vultures towards the ecosystem,”
Rössing Uranium extended an invitation to learners with internet access, to register and participate in the annual Rössing Uranium Birdwatching Day.
The online registration process can be completed at www.rossing.com until tomorrow (15 October). The mine, which organise the event annually, intends to host it virtually on 19 October.
This will be the second virtual birdwatching event due to Covid-19 regulations. Mine management decided to offer the virtual bird watching experience through the company website, to create an opportunity for schools from all regions to participate in their environmental awareness initiative. This bird watching day also marks the 20th year that Rössing is hosting this event.
The birdwatching day provides participants an experience to view Namibia’s unique birdlife and aims to instil a long-term interest in birds, linked to conserving local and wilderness biodiversity.
Schools that register will receive a link to watch a video, whereafter they will be asked questions based on the video.
According to Loide Hausiku, an Environmental Advisor at Rössing Uranium, there are a number of prizes up for grabs for participants, such as backpacks, water bottles and mathematical sets.
The previous year’s video focused on the birds at the Lagoon in Walvis Bay.
"This year’s video focuses on vultures and their importance and contribution to the ecosystem. In the video, Peter Bridgeford, who is a bird-watching guide, talks about the importance of birds in the ecosystem."
In the past, Rössing has supported projects such as the Damara tern fencing, Seabird Rehabilitation and Vultures Namibia. The mine also recently donated N$50 000 to Vultures Namibia to assist with their effort to safeguard and monitor vultures here and in neighbouring countries.