|Avian Demography Unit
Department of Statistical Sciences
University of Cape Town
We continue to learn amazing things through bird ringing. SAFRING, the South African Bird Ringing Unit, is at the forefront of these discoveries. For example, migration remains one of the great mysteries of the bird world, one which we would dearly like to conserve for future generations, and one which is severely threatened by global climate change. Most of what we have learnt about the migration, movements and survival patterns of birds is a result of bird ringing.
In spite of its strategic importance, SAFRING faces an uncertain financial future. In order to help solve this problem, a special fund has been created within the BirdLife South Africa Trust, called the "SAFRING Trust". The income generated by the SAFRING component of the BirdLife South Africa Trust will be used to help keep SAFRING running in perpetuity.
Donations can be made into the SAFRING Trust fund:
Post a cheque made out to "SAFRING Trust" and post it to SAFRING, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7701
OR deposit in our bank account and fax the deposit slip to 021-650-3434 (SAFRING):
Make your contribution in memory of a ringer! Email the name of the person you would like to make your contribution in memory of (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contributions to date:
Total Contributions: R 5549.00
Henry Bernitz on his 60th birthdayDes Whitehead on his 60th birthday