Virtual bird watching on the cards

09 November 2020 | Events

Rössing Uranium has invited the public to join a virtual bird watching event from 16 to 20 November 2020.

This year’s bird watching day also marks the 19th year that Rössing Uranium hosts the event.

Due to Covid-19 regulations, the mine’s management decided to offer a virtual bird watching experience through the Rössing website, thus creating an opportunity for schools from all regions to participate in our environmental awareness initiative.

The mine hosted the event for Namibian school learners on 20 October, which saw more than 600 learners participating.

Participating schools watched a video on birdwatching at the coast and then had to complete a questionnaire to participate in a competition. The video was presented by well-known bird watching guide, Peter Bridgeford.

Schools from Arandis, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay have always been the nucleus of the uranium mining giant’s environmental education activities.

Rössing Uranium’s general manager for operations Liezl Davies said that the mine acknowledges the existence of biodiversity within its operational footprint, and is committed to joining this global drive to conserve and protect biodiversity.

Rössing Uranium has in the past supported projects such as the Damara tern fencing projects, Seabird Rehabilitation Project and the Vulture Namibia projects.

“Our goal is to create a positive impact on biodiversity and contribute to conservation in Namibia at large,” she said.

Davies, thanked the regional directorates of education for facilitating schools in their region to participate in this event.

“We believe a seed has been planted with learners to appreciate the natural environment and take up an interest and study the conservation of beautiful Namibia.”

Registration will be on the Rössing website, www.rossing.com, from Monday, 9 November to 13 November.

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