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Neotropical NGOs Raise Awareness

Ecuador's month of birds

October, Month of the Birds, a festival organised by Aves&Conservación (BirdLife in Ecuador), is celebrating the union between birds and people with over 50 activities in more than 10 cities and towns around the country.

Nearly 20,000 people are expected to take part in the month-long festival, which began on 1 October with an event attended by governmental officials, representatives from conservation NGOs, public figures and nature lovers at Quito’s Botanical Gardens.

The festival was officially declared as a formal activity in Quito, Ecuador’s capital city, as well as in other large cities including Guayaquil and Cuenca. October, Month of the Birds 2005 is one of the biggest environmental festivals in the region and was possible thanks to the support of two important companies, Telefónica-Movistar and Biósfera, both strategic allies of Aves&Conservación."October, Month of the Birds will create public awareness towards the conservation of birds and biodiversity, and the importance of strongly connecting people with these activities." Said Diego F. Cisneros-Heredia, President, Aves&Conservación

The festival will continue throughout October, with Aves&Conservación (in cooperation with several local NGOs around Ecuador) organising numerous cultural, historical, sporting, musical, conservation and science activities to let people find out more about the wonderful birds of Ecuador.

October, Month of the Birds is part of BirdLife's World Bird Festival which is held annually in the Americas and every three or four years globally.

4th July 2014