During Tourism Month, which is celebrated in September annually, we are sharing some of the inspiring stories of those in our local community who fit the theme ‘Tourism for Good’. Next on our virtual red carpet, is the Garden Route Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Centre, which plays a crucial role in promoting sustainable tourism, environmental conservation and community education.
Garden Route Birds of Prey‘s (GRBOP) primary objective is to care for injured birds of prey and facilitate their healing for eventual release into the wild. By rehabilitating these magnificent birds, GRBOP contributes to the conservation of biodiversity and the preservation of these important species. This aligns perfectly with the notion of investing in the planet by safeguarding its natural resources.
GRBOP serves as an attraction for tourists who are interested in wildlife and conservation. Visitors can observe the rehabilitation process, learn about the birds and their ecosystems, and understand the importance of preserving these species. By incorporating environmentally friendly practices in its operations, such as energy-efficient facilities, waste reduction, and responsible visitor management, GRBOP showcases sustainable tourism practices.
GRBOP’s commitment to investing in people and prosperity is evident through its emphasis on community education, particularly among the youth. The centre conducts interactive educational programs, workshops, and awareness campaigns to educate individuals about the significance of birds of prey, their ecological role, and the importance of conservation. By empowering the local community with knowledge and fostering an appreciation for nature, GRBOP contributes to the development and prosperity of the region.
GRBOP aligns seamlessly with the principles of investing in people, the planet, and prosperity by rehabilitating birds of prey, promoting sustainable practices, and fostering educational initiatives.