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Posted by algarveresident on April 16, 2009

British tourists holidaying in the Algarve on a wildlife tour this month presented a cheque for 220 euros to the Portuguese bird protection organisation, SPEA (Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves).The group, who came to the Algarve as part of a wildlife holiday tour organised by Honeyguide Wildlife Holidays, each donated 35 pounds sterling to SPEA as part of the price of the holiday resulting in 220 euros being presented to SPEA volunteer Rui Euphrasia.Chris Durdin, the owner of Honeyguide Holidays and the leader of the trip in the Algarve this April, said: “Honeyguiders like to contribute towards the protection of the wildlife they have enjoyed on their holiday.“We know that SPEA has a tough job helping nature in the Algarve with so many people and pressure on the land for building golf courses, yet many wildlife gems remain and we are pleased to help safeguard them in this small way.”One of the wildlife highlights on the tour of the Algarve was a trip to the Lagoa dos Salgados which was repeated later in the week, described as a “superb place for bird watching” by Chris Durdin.For further information about the charitable work undertaken by Honeyguide Holidays, please visit www.honeyguide.co.uk.  For further information about SPEA please visit www.spea.pt (currently only available in Portuguese).

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