Creating owl friendly children, who go on to be owl friendly adults, living within owl friendly environments.

 

Owlproject.org Art in Houston, Minnesota, USA

In 2017,owlproject.org was nominated for a Special Achievement Award from the Owl Hall of Fame of the International Owl Center in Houston, Minnesota. 

In March 2018, Jonathan Haw accepted the award at the 16th annual International Festival of Owls.Click here for the article "Caring for owls is a hoot" published in the Fourways Review in the 2nd of April edition about our future plans.

In 2017, learners from four schools in Alexandra Township created over 500 beautiful pieces of owl art. Their art has been displayed at BirdLife’s Bird Fair in September 2017, featured in owlproject.org’s Christmas video and now also brings a bit of Africa to the International Owl Center! Karla Bloem, executive director of the International Owl Center, has displayed the children’s art for every one to admire.

World Owl Conference 2017.







In September 2017, Jonathan Haw was fortunate enough to attend the World Owl Conference in Evora, Portugal. Over a 5 day period he was delighted by owl experts and their scientific presentations. On behalf of EcoSolutions and owlproject.org Jonathan presented a paper on “From Cures to Curses - Owls and their place in Traditional Healing in Southern Africa" and additionally, was a member on the Owl Education Workshop Panel. This panel consisted of members from India, Nepal, USA, UK and South Africa.The conference ended with a strong call for further collaboration between the countries who attended and as a result we are now involved in a joint project with the University of Lausanne in Switzerland on foraging distances for Barn Owls (Tyto alba) in South African townships. The University of Lausanne are supplying telemetry to this study.