2018 Flufftail Festival Fun Run
With the drought continuing unabated over many parts of our country BirdLife South Africa, in partnership with Rand Water (Water Wise), Joburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ), the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and the Rare Finch Conservation Group (RFCG), is continuing its efforts to raise awareness of the importance to save water, wetlands and waterbirds.
Now in its fourth year, the Flufftail Festival is undergoing a facelift in an effort to bring our message to as many young faces as possible. With an exciting new venue centred on the Johannesburg Zoo, participants will be invited to take part in our first ever Flufftail Festival Fun Run. However, this will be a Fun Run with a difference, as the young and the young at heart will venture along a route that will provide plenty of opportunity to rest and learn about the importance of wetlands, the creatures that live in them and, most importantly, how to protect them. Various other fun activities are planned, and we will also welcome the return of the RFCG’s much-loved puppet show, where Waxi the Hero will continue in his efforts to find Fluffy, one of the rarest birds in the wetland.
A number of schools in the Johannesburg area will be invited to attend this exciting event, as will anyone who is interested in supporting this important conservation message.
The date of the Festival is still to be confirmed. Please watch this space for more information.
The annual Flufftail Festival is a partnership between Rand Water, Eskom and BirdLife South Africa.