Rössing Uranium opens virtual birdwatching event to the public
(4 November 2020)

Rössing Uranium extends its invitation to the public, to join the virtual bird watching event, from 16 to 20 November 2020.

The mine hosted the event for Namibian school learners on 20 October, which saw more than 600 learners participating in the event. This year’s bird watching day also marked as the 19th year that Rössing Uranium is hosting this event.

The local schools of Arandis, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay have always been the nucleus of Rössing’s environmental education activities for the past 18 years.

This year, due to Covid-19 regulations, the mine’s management decided to offer a virtual bird watching experience through the Rössing website, thus creating an opportunity for schools from all regions to participate in our environmental awareness initiative.

Participating schools watched a video on birdwatching at the coast and then had to complete a questionnaire, to participate in a competition. The video was presented by well-known birdwatching guide Peter Bridgeford.

Rössing Uranium’s General Manager for Operations Liezl Davies said, “Rössing Uranium acknowledges the existence of biodiversity within our operational footprint, and we are committed to joining this global drive to conserve and protect biodiversity,” she said.

Rössing Uranium has in the past supported projects such as the Damara tern fencing projects, Seabird Rehabilitation Project and the Vulture Namibia projects.

“Our goal is thus to create a positive impact on biodiversity and contribute to conservation in Namibia at large, “she stressed.

Liezl, lastly thanked the Regional Directorates of Education for facilitating schools in their region to participate in this event. “We believe a seed has been planted with learners to appreciate the natural environment and take up interest and studies in the conservation of beautiful Namibia.” Registration will be on the Rössing website, www.rossing.com from Monday, 9 November to 13 November.

Issued by & enquiries:
Daylight Ekandjo
Manager: Partnerships, Communication and External Affairs
Rössing Uranium Limited
Cell: +264 (0)81 6392950


Birdwatching guide Peter Bridgeford presenting the importance of birds in our ecosystem during the Rössing Uranium birdwatching day. Flamingo birds spotted at the Lagoon area in Walvis Bay, were Rössing Uranium previously hosted the bird watching day.