- May 30, 2019
- Posted by: OIA Admin
- Category: Association News, Member News
Osprey Europe are delighted to announce a partnership with the UK based conservation group Birds of Poole Harbour. Osprey and BOPH have a common goal to raise awareness about environmental initiatives and directly support conservation efforts.
Birds of Poole Harbour are dedicated to raising awareness of environmental initiatives for birds in the area and playing a significant role in conservation efforts. In 2017 BOPH began a 5-year Osprey translocation project which looks to reintroduce the raptor into key local breeding locations, helping to boost declining numbers and act as a stepping stone between Britain and Northern France.
Birds of Poole Harbour said, “Forming partnerships with local businesses that share a common vision of thorough and engaging environmental awareness is one of our key objectives as a charity. The new partnership we’ve begun with Osprey Europe is a new and exciting prospect, especially as we recently began our 5-year Osprey translocation here in Poole Harbour which seeks to restore a south coast breeding population of this magnificent bird of prey.
We’re thrilled to be linking up with such a highly respected brand and look forward to seeing how our ‘Osprey partnership’ can engage and inspire a whole new audience with this unfolding raptor story.”
Osprey Packs founder Mike Pfotenhauer began his journey in 1974, designing innovative backpacks in Santa Cruz, California. At the time in California Ospreys were becoming endangered. He watched as the bird population numbers bounced back and reasoned that if this bird could survive then so could his small backpack company.
45 years later and Osprey Packs has grown into an international provider of outdoor, travel and adventure backpacks but has never forgotten the inspiration for its name.