The Ben de Boer Trust
Celebrating Ben and his work with Community Bird Guides in Limpopo
Ben de Boer
12.11.1966 – 01.08.2009
Ben's passing has been a sad shock to all his friends at BirdLife South Africa and the entire South African birding community. He will be missed and never forgotten. A trust has been established in Ben's memory, contributions to the Ben de Boer Trust will benefit bird guides, and thus ultimately the conservation of birds and bird habitats in the Limpopo Province.
Ben's work focused on the development and management of the Greater Limpopo Birding Route. His passion and enthusiasm left a mark on everyone he worked with, including the numerous community bird guides that Ben trained, mentored and in whom he instilled a love for nature.
Ben's passion for birding was given wings through the Greater Limpopo Birding Routes and the bird guides of Limpopo. I know that his greatest wish would be for his life's work to continue even though he is gone. For this reason, a trust has been set up in Ben's name to develop Limpopo bird guides through further training and mentoring. This trust will be administered by Lisa Martus-de Boer, Ant de Boer, David Letsoalo. Joe Grosel, Derek Engelbrecht and Michel Girardin in association with BirdLife South Africa.
The Trust details are:
- The Ben de Boer Trust
First National Bank
Account number: 62354627930
Branch: Jorrisen Street, Polokwane
Branch Code: 260 148 OR 200 609
Please use Ben de Boer Trust as the reference