International bird watching event, Rutland Water, Oakham
Friday 18th-Sunday 20th August 2006
This year World Land Trust's exhibit at the Birdwatching Fair focussed on Carbon Balancing and attracted a lot of interest from many of the tens of thousands of visitors who attended the Fair over the weekend. WLT offered everyone an opportunity to carbon balance their travel too and from the Fair calculating this from a specially produced map, and personal carbon assessments were carried out on the spot by WLT's Carbon Manager, Ollie Blakeman. Bird Holidays, also an exhibitor at the Fair, is the first travel company to carbon balance themselves and their customers for all air travel for the next 20 years; they have done this through WLT. We also welcomed Dr Sandeep Tiwari to the UK to coincide with the Birdwatching Fair. Dr Tiwari, Assistant Manager of the Wildlife Trust of India, one of WLT's partner organisations, was also on the WLT stand and met with many people interested in both travel and conservation in India. He was also able to give visitors an up-to-date account of the work on elephant corridors which WLT supporters are helping fund.
For more information on the Bird Fair, visit the official website www.birdfair.org.uk.