The BirdLife South Africa Community Bird Guides are well regarded and respected members of the South African birding community.

The foundation for the success of the BirdLife South Africa Community Bird Guide Relief Fund was the regard that the birding community has for the guides. They are treasured and respected among birders, and there was a high level of support for this project and the guides before the pandemic struck.


Education, training and other capacity development activities
Scale of implementation

Enabling factors

A long-running, well-run, and well-publicized community benefit project with a few notable graduates who have become flagbearers for the project and for BirdLife South Africa.

Lessons learned

Maintaining public support for projects on a consistent basis is important for future support.

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