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With plenty of walking events in September, dont give your boots a rest yet! Source Flickr By Dave Masters

With plenty of walking events in September, don't give your boots a rest yet! Source Flickr By Dave Masters

It may seem strange to be writing about Walking Festivals in September, but with a number of events being held nationwide this month, its not quite time for you put your boots away just yet!

Walking Festivals are an excellent way for people to get involved in walking, test equipment, meet fellow walkers and build up life long friendships.

Walking Festivals differ in size and duration and will offer a range of walks and tours for differing levels of walkers, all festivals should offer guided walks or walking tours, so they are ideal for inexperienced walkers and will allow you to practice your navigation skills in the care of experienced group leaders. For the more adventurous some festivals offer unguided walks. Please note different events have different booking procedures, some are turn up on the day others are book in advance so I have included links to organisers.

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Lost? The last confirmed sighting of the Ivory Billed Wood pecker was in 1987.

Lost? The last confirmed sighting of the Ivory Billed Wood pecker was in 1987. Source: BirdFair 2009 YouTube Video.

BirdFair 2009 was the 21st annual British Birdwatching Fair. Every year the BirdFair event raises money for bird conservation projects. Co-ordinated by BirdLife International, the conservation projects aim to establish which bird species are under threat and to what extent, where these bird species are located / migrate and exactly what is causing the threat. Following this work it is possible to identify the conservation measures that must be put into place to protect a particular bird species. As BirdLife International announces more Critically Endangered birds than ever before, this work becomes more important than ever. However, it is not all bad news, as Dr Leon Bennun, BirdLife’s Director of Science and Policy, states:

In global terms, things continue to get worse – but there are some real conservation success stories this year to give us hope and point the way forward.

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