Bosnia Herzegovena – Raising the profile of birds and ecological issues
Trish Marcouse from Reading Urban Wildlife Group is working in Bosnia, helping them to start a birdwatching society and to record birds in the country. It is starting from virtually nothing. They have a childrens guide to birds, just published and are establishing 2 eco-schools. They badly need computers (Pentium 3 or above) and fieldguides, binoculars etc to help them. The binoculars can be of second quality as they will be better than nothing!
Ray Reedman has sought the help of the RAF to airlift items at no cost for this purpose so we are able to really help. I am personally donating a fieldguide (the old Collins Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe, Peterson, Mountfort and Hollom is favoured as they have a translation) but any guides with pictures would be helpful. I am also donating some old Swift binoculars. Do you think you can help also?
If you have something you think you can donate please bring it to a ROC meeting or hand it to a member of the Committee and they will get it to me. It would be good if the ROC could join the RUWG, who have given two computers already, and make Reading a recognised place for help to this project. If you want any more information please contact Colin on 01252 837411.
Colin Wilson –