Venue: Iziko Museums
City: Cape Town
Country: South Africa
Website: Save our Seabirds Festival 2012
Description: BirdLife South Africa’s Seabird Division is at the forefront of seabird conservation, nationally and globally. Seabirds are the most threatened group of birds in the world – almost one third of all seabird species are threatened with some extinction risk. We risk losing iconic birds such as the African Penguin and the majestic albatrosses that roam the southern oceans. But we need to step up our efforts to protect seabirds because the current losses for many species are not sustainable.
To raise awareness and funds for seabird conservation, the Seabird Division holds an annual event called the “Save our Seabirds Festival” which aims to educate people about the threats seabirds face and inspire them to help BirdLife South Africa make a difference. The funds raised go into the Save our Seabirds (SOS) Fund, which supports the Seabird Division’s conservation work.
The SOS Festival 2012 Theme is ‘Save our Oceans. Save our Seabirds’. This year, we aim to create awareness about Marine Protected Areas and how they can help save our oceans.