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Colombian teen draws, donates bird guide to raise awareness

Jacobo Rendon knows dozens of birds by name and grew up drawing them. During the pandemic, the Colombian teen turned that passion into a conservation project. He has been working on a photographic and illustrated bird guide that he plans to donate.

9/17/2021 7:01:00 PM

Jacobo Rendon knows dozens of birds by name and grew up drawing them. During the pandemic, the Colombia n teen turned that passion into a conservation project. He has been working on a photographic and illustrated bird guide that he plans to donate.

Jacobo Rendon, 14, began setting out in March 2020 with his ornithologist mother on a mission to spot, count and record the birds they saw in their Colombia n town of El Carmen de Viboral. Working with binoculars and a borrowed camera, they figured it could make for a nice science fair entry.

He hopes the guide will inspire others to illustrate and help preserve birds — “especially young people, because we’re the ones who’ll be here in the coming years,” Rendon said. “We’re going to be responsible for our planet.”The project recently earned Rendon recognition from the Action for Nature nonprofit as one of its

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an award honoring young environmental activists “for solving the world’s most critical environmental issues.”ADVERTISEMENTThe reaction has been overwhelming.After he posted a video online, donations poured in unasked along with encouraging messages from strangers around the world, and a nature photographer volunteered his time to give him a free lesson.

When Rendon offered to draw birds for people to raise further funds for the project, he was kept busy with commissions for months. In just a couple of weeks, he brought in more than $1,000 to buy his first camera, colored markers and other materials.“That people support these projects shows that people are generous, that they want to invest in the environment, that they can be moved by young people like myself ... and encouraged to donate,” he said. headtopics.com

Rendon knows dozens of birds by name and has grown up drawing them after school. In an interview conducted remotely by video, he proudly rattled off the scientific names of several of them and showed off some of his favorite illustrations, including the first guide entry — a flame-rumped tanager — and another of a sparrow hawk.

Johana Reyes Herrera, Rendon’s mother, said she is proud of their work to raise awareness in one of the world’s most biodiverse countries.“It has also been the motto of our home, our family — being able to serve the community,” Reyes Herrera said. “The fact that he’s doing it, and that he’s in line with this thought, makes his dad and me very happy.”

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