Champions of the Flyway grants $30k

At the Champions of the Flyway awards ceremony the Batumi Raptor Crew was honored to receive a check of $30.000 for Bird Conservation Georgia, presented by Angelo Caserta, BirdLife’s Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia. These funds have been raised by sponsors, participants and supporters of Champions of the Flyway and will help fund our innovative conservation actions to protect birds of prey migrating through the Batumi Bottleneck in Georgia. We are very grateful for this recognition of our work and will achieve so much for raptor conservation with this support!

We again take this opportunity to thank SPNI and BirdLife International, the organizers Jonathan Meyrav, Dan Alon and Jim Lawrence, and all the teams who were competing to make the Champions of the Flyway such an extraordinary force for conservation. But most importantly, every individual who has made a contribution to the cause. It is not too late make your contribution here.

We sincerely hope this birdrace will become an annual event and many more valuable projects can be funded through this race. Just up until the entire flyway is safer place for migrating birds!

FundingBart Hoekstra