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Fundación ProAves: conservación de aves y sus hábitats en Colombia - Slingshot amnesty campaign success! ProAves Colombia>
 


Fundación ProAves

Organización no gubernamental colombiana dedicada a la conservación de las aves y sus hábitats, por medio de investigación, educación ambiental y acciones directas de conservación, en colaboración con las comunidades locales.
Fundación ProAves
Carrera 20 Nº 36-61
Bogotá D.C - COLOMBIA

Tel.: (57-1) 3403229 / 3403261 / 2455134

Fax: (57-1) 3403285

Slingshot amnesty campaign success!

Thursday 20 September 2007.

After many trips conducted by the Parrot Bus in different regions of Colombia, ProAves have launched a new amnesty campaign to request children to hand in their slingshot and other objects use to attempt against birds. The initiative began in August 2007, in 13 municipalities of the department of Caldas by means of an agreement established between ProAves and the regional environmental corporation, Corpocaldas.

Children handed their slingshot in exchange for books
Children handed their slingshot in exchange for books

In the first days of the amnesty 12 slingshots and 3 guns were handed in by 15 children of the municipalities of Victoria, Pácora and La Merced; in return, they received mini-field guides donated by Conservation International and ProAves, which will allow them to learn about the importance of conserving Colombia’s rich fauna.

A new conservationist who handed his gun in La Merced municipality
A new conservationist who handed his gun in La Merced municipality

The campaign will continue in the municipalities of Salento, Pijao, Córdoba, and Génova from September 17 to October 4, in agreement with the Regional Environmental Corporation of Quindío (CRQ), and will be followed in the departments of Santander and Córdoba.

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