BirdLife International World Bird Festival
Monica Rivas - World Bird Festival 2001 Focal Person announces that during the third week of the Festival successful events were held in South Africa, Mexico, Vietnam, Paraguay and the Falkland Islands helping to take the running total over the one thousand mark.
South Africa\'s Minister for
Environmental Affairs & Tourism, Mohammed Valli Moosa, launched BirdLife International\'s new publication \"Important Bird Areas
in Africa\" at an international seminar in Johannesburg. Hundreds of people from across Africa attended the launch where highlights
included a spectacular music and dance performance by the girls of the Bethany School in Soweto and a celebratory \"Braii\" or
party with more music and dancing: See the website at:
Sensational new photos of the bird model installation at La Pedrera have been posted at http://www.birdlife.net/festival/events/gallery_a.htm This has been extended and the models will now be displayed until 31st October.
Spanish speakers can check out a new Spanish section on the Festivalwebsite athttp://www.birdlife.net/festival/features/spanish/features_s_index.htm
Their website section featuring prominent artists inspired by birds - Artist\'s Workshop - showcases the work of wildlife artist Greg Poole, composer Dominic Crawford Collins and writer Mark Cocker. They offer a downloadable preview of a new work by Dominic entitled Birdsong and recently recorded in Ireland, as well as chapters from Mark\'s new book, Birders - Tales of a Tribe - See the Fat Birder Review in the archive, and images of recent artworks by Greg inspired by the birds of Catalunya:http://www.birdlife.net/festival/artists.htm
A summary with photos of some of the latest Festival events can be seen at:http://www.birdlife.net/news/index.cfm?NewType=FFor details of all World Bird Festival events and a selection of photos go to: http://www.worldbirdfestival.org Alternatively you can enter through http://www.birdlife.net and click on the WorldBird Festival button on the left-hand side of the homepage. Whatever motivates your interest in birds there is bound to be something new that catches your eye on the World Bird Festival website.
The World Bird Festival 2001 continues until 4 November 2001 and includes hundreds of events from more than 88 countries.
Created: 29th Oct 2001