Continental Outdoor Media received a coveted Owl Award for its contribution to improving awareness and presence of BirdLife South Africa’s efforts, particularly in its quest to conserve threatened
Barry Sayer, CEO of Continental Outdoor Media, received the award on behalf of the company. At the awards ceremony, CEO of BirdLife South Africa, Mark Anderson, said: “Seabirds remain the most threatened group of birds in the world, mostly due to the impact of fishing. However, the good news is that our Albatross Task Force has helped drive dramatic changes in seabird-fishery interactions: with a few small devices that keep birds at a safe distance from fishing vessels, we’ve been able to reduce accidental seabird deaths by between 60-90%. Continental Outdoor Media continues to make a significant contribution to how we communicate this good news.”
He added that Continental Outdoor Media’s donated billboards that support the annual Save Our Seabirds Festival broadcasts the conservation message to many people that otherwise would not be made awareof the plight of the world’s seabirds.