Article By Rebecca Smith, Read Hyundai

Hyundai Kings Lynn Sales Executive Oli Reville recently returned from a trip of a lifetime to The Gambia on a voluntary project at the Kartong Bird Observatory.


Oli joined the team in Kartong to support their work protecting the local wildlife. He spent the week researching bird species and their population, and how they are being affected by the threat of deforestation. A big part of the trip included photographing the local area for a tourist report.


Talking about his recent trip Oli said: " The area is an important migration stopping point on the Coast of Africa and is constantly under threat as local's carry out land clearance to develop gardens to grow produce."


With above average temperatures making working conditions difficult, the project was a success and the team collected all the data they needed for their report.


Matthew Holden, Sales Manager at Kings Lynn said: "We are proud of the work Oli carried out and we can't wait to hear what he has planned for his next voluntary project."


Kartong Bird Observatory is a study centre for wildlife and provides medical care for the village of Kartong. One of the best birding sites along the coast of The Gambia, the centre carries out a variety of study programmes into bird populations and migration, and carries out bird ringing to provide data on bird communities in the area enabling the team to educate local people about the importance of protecting wildlife.


For more information on the work of the observatory visit www.kartongbirdobservatory.org.