Conservation fund boosted by book sales

Last month, Neil Bucknell and Renton Righelato, editors of the new Berkshire atlas and avifauna, presented the BOC with a cheque for £10,000 for the Birds of Berkshire Conservation Fund. Thanks to generous sponsorship from the hundreds of people who had sponsored species and from charities, companies and local authorities, the Atlas Group was able to fully fund the production of The Birds of Berkshire and the creation of its interactive website. So, the Atlas Group is able to donate the proceeds of sales of the book to bird conservation. Renton added “This £10,000 is the first tranche, which we hope will be followed by a similar amount next year. From now on every penny from book sales supports conservation.”