This spring our birdfood
reaches even further
Come autumn some 50 species of British birds head south to enjoy warmer climes. While some overwinter in Spain, North Africa and the Mediterranean, others venture thousands of miles further still.
One Acre at a Time is our campaign to protect precious landscapes in the heart of Africa that are home from home for millions of our summer birds.
Every order you place with Living with Birds until the end of March 2022 will protect an acre of land for 12 months in Zambia’s extraordinary Kafue region. Roughly the size of Wales, this stunning natural landscape hosts more than 480 bird species, including many that have made the lengthy trip from British gardens.
Your birdfood orders help birds, both home and away. Read on to learn more.
Through your love of garden birds we can do three more extraordinary things.
1. We can protect African historic landscapes, untouched by human settlements for millennia.
2. We can safeguard generations of freely roaming wildlife, safe from illegal hunting.
3. We can preserve thousands of acres of natural vegetation, capturing carbon and slowing climate change.
How are we doing this?
Through our campaign One Acre at a Time we’re sponsoring Game Rangers International working alongside the Zambian government to protect the Kafue landscape in the heart of Africa. This is the winter home of many of the migrating birds we see in our gardens.
Every order we received throughout January to March 2022 lets us sponsor a year’s protection of an acre of this amazing landscape.
The vast Kafue area region in Zambia is almost entirely untouched by man. It’s home to wildlife including elephants, leopards, antelopes and zebras, as well as one of the world’s largest populations of wild dogs. It also hosts more than 480 bird species, many of them unique to the region.
Kafue plays another important role. It is one of our planet’s ‘lungs’, helpfully absorbing carbon dioxide and slowing climate change.
Why Kafue, Zambia?
Who are Game Rangers International?
GRI is a powerful force for good, working with out the overheads common to many charities. It's the ‘front-line’ partner for well-known charities including WWF, IFAW, the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and USAID.
Learn more about GRI at: gamerangersinternational.org
In 2008 Game Rangers International (GRI) was set up as a non-profit organisation to train and support rangers and local communities to conserve nature.
Today there are over 120 Kafue rangers, all employed locally by Zambia’s Department of National Parks & Wildlife. With GRI’s support they work in three ways:
Protecting the landscape and stopping illegal killing by poachers, many of whom are part of the highly organised international ivory trade.
Helping local communities nurture Kafue’s unique wilderness and live alongside with minimal conflict with wildlife.
Running a world-renowned orphanage for baby and young elephants left behind as a result of poaching and human elephant conflict, rehabilitating them and eventually returning them to the wild.
Our sponsorship, your acre
For every order you place with Living with Birds we’ll sponsor the protection of one acre for a year on your behalf. Together we can help GRI train more rangers and protect more precious wilderness.
For your acre we’ll fund the average annual cost per acre for GRI’s work in Kafue. Our payment will be made to the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation who’ve agreed to add our donation to their longstanding support of GRI.
Join us in this conservation opportunity. Kafue is an amazing landscape. All we have to do is keep it untouched.