Familiar Chat Back Issues-December 2010

Another year is coming to an end and it is time to reflect on some of the highlights for BLB. Doubtless the highly successful hosting of the Council of the African partnership (CAP) meeting in Kasane in March, involving 23 African member countries stands out. However, an area that delights me is the huge improvement in the involvement of school children in birding activities - the World Migratory Bird Day celebrations in May included more than 500 children and the recent World Bird Festival (see page 10) was an exciting event for the school children of Otse and Mogobane. Lesego, Keddy and Yukiko are to be congratulated on the enthusiastic
way they are reaching out to the youth, the most important sector of our community. To all those who have contributed to the Familiar Chat over the past year I say a big THANK YOU and please keep on sending me your articles. Let us all encourage new recruits to join BLB to further the cause of bird conservation in Botswana. I wish you all a very happy Festive Season - take care and I hope to see  you at the next walk or meeting.  

Eugenie Skelton — editor

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