In a drive to educate young people on the importance of migratory birds, BirdLife Zimbabwe (BLZ) is running a Spring Alive Drawing competition.
The competition is part of a Bird Awareness Project the organisation has been running for the past ten years aimed at raising awareness on the conservation of birds and biodiversity in schools throughout the country.
Conservation Officer at BLZ Fadzai Matsvimbo explains: “In order to raise awareness on migratory species, we are running a drawing competition centred around five species of birds namely the White Stork (Shuramurove), Barn Swallow (Nyenganyenga), Eurasian Bee-Eeater (Gamanyuchi), Common Cuckoo (Haya) and Common Swift.”
To participate in the contest entrants must be under 16 years of age at the date of entry. They must submit a drawing showing how they think that Spring Alive bird species can be helped by humans. The drawing should be on A4 size paper, and three things must appear: name, age and school of participant.
Matsvimbo says:“So far we have entries from Queensdale Primary School, Widdecombe Primary, David Livingstone, Chizungu Primary School,Glen View 2 High, Mufakose 2 High, Chinamano Primary School, Kubatana Primary School, Mufakose 1 High, Makomo Primary School, Lake Chivero Secondary and Domboramwari Secondary School.”
The competition closes on 15 November. Those interested in entering can contact Matsvimbo on 04 481 496/490 208, cell: 0772 758 748 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org