Rutland Birdfair to raise cash to preserve lake in Argentina

Visitors to this year's Rutland Birdfair will be helping to preserve one of the largest lakes in South America.

The cash is going towards a protection zone at Mar Chiquita Lake, a key habitat for flamingoes.

Birdfair founder Tim Appleton has just handed a third of a million pounds - raised by visitors to last year's event - over to Birdlife International.

It'll be used to support conservation projects in French Polynesia.

The event will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary this August - its hoped by then it'll have raised around £5 million to help protect birds across the planet.


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