Tanji Beach clean

One of the key aims of the Osprey Flyways Project is to raise awareness of the need to protect migratory birds at all times of the year. We were thrilled, therefore, to hear from Junkung Jadama this week about how children from Tanji Lower Basic School in The Gambia have been helping out. JJ writes:

“As the Osprey Flyways Project is concerned about environmental education the students of Tanji Lower Basic School and Osprey club members take this step to clean Tanji beach because people throw litter all over the beach that is important for migrating birds. If you look at the video you will find out that there are lots of old fishing nets on the beach which can be dangerous for the birds.”

JJ also sent us these photos of the students’ hard at work. It is amazing to see how many nets they managed to clear from the beach. Many birds – Ospreys included – can easily become tangled in these nets and so the students’  efforts are incredibly important. Well done to all of them.

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A wheel-barrow full of discarded fishing nets. Such nets pose a real danger to many birds - including Ospreys

A wheel-barrow full of discarded fishing nets. Such nets pose a real danger to many birds – including Ospreys

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Junkung Jadama organised the day - thank you JJ!

Junkung Jadama organised the day – thank you JJ!

Tanji Lower Basic School were one of four schools who got involved in a fantastic Skype link up during World Osprey Week. Xarles Cepeda from the Urdaibai Bird Center has sent us this brilliant video of the Skype call. We’re sure you’ll agree that all of the children did fantastically well.

If you would like to support our work in Africa through the Osprey Flyways Project, you can do so by sponsoring Kayleigh for her skydive – which is now just under two weeks away! We would also like to thank IEPUK for their ongoing support of the Osprey Flyways Project, and particularly Director George Peach who is undertaking yet another challenge on our behalf next week – the Rat Race at Burghley. Good luck and thank you, George!

2 responses to “Tanji Beach clean”

  1. lam

    Thank you so much to the Staff & Students of Tanji Lower Basic School. It was wonderful to watch the video and see everyone doing their bit to keep the wildlife safe!

  2. Roos Tamerus

    Fantastic job, Well done from Belgium.