It’s 8 am and during a tiring gym class a big shadow comes over the court. I stop running and look to the sky and see an amazing Barbary Falcon flying to the desert.
Sound strange, right? That is the reality of two group members, who study at the environmental school in Midreshet Ben Gurion. Our third team member studies in Ness-Ziona, a slightly less interesting place.
We are a youth group and this is our third time in the race, and we want to talk to you about a serious subject…
These days birds face a lot of threats: Wind Turbines, power lines and particularly hunting which we would like to talk about. Every year over 25,000,000 birds die due to illegal killings! More than 50,000 of these are Quails. These small ground fowl are considered a delicacy.
We ask you to donate to our team. The money we will raise will go to help protecting the Common Quail, which it’s not so common any longer in Croatia and Serbia.
Let’s unite together for this lovely bird which only flies away in the last second before we tread on it in the field. The Quail is not the prettiest or the smartest bird, but still it makes us smile every time we get a chance to see one.
Let’s protect the Common Quail!!
Last year we really enjoyed the race, and we saw plenty of birds, but this year we want to find even more birds, and more importantly we want to raise more money to stop the illegal hunting.
Let’s protect the birds for the next generations!