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Viking Optical – Partners in Conservation

If there is one thing which underpins the work we do, it is a desire to put something back into the very thing which sustains our sector, namely the environment.

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It is a source of great satisfaction to know that we not only help people enjoy wildlife through the supply of essential viewing kit such as binoculars and telescopes but more importantly, contribute to the welfare of these animals and their homes through our many partnerships.

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For over 25 years we have worked alongside our partners at RSPB and Birdlife International as not only optics suppliers, where profits from sales are ploughed back into vital conservation and habitat projects, but also in helping to fund individual species recovery and habitat creation directly.

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In more recent years the scope and variety of our involvement has grown and extended its reach geographically. We are now optics partners with Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, SEO Birdlife in Spain, LPO Birdlife partner in France and also provide optical support to ethical and award-winning wildlife tourism companies who offer excellent wildlife experiences with an emphasis on sound environmental practice and involvement in large scale conservation issues.

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It is incredibly heartening to see the commitment of next generation of naturalists and conservationists and we have been privileged to be able to provide optics to help encourage young people in the pursuit of their ambitions.

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Finally, we are very proud to be in a position to loan optics to many public viewing facilities where people can experience the amazing spectacle of e.g. an urban Peregrine Falcon in a city centre to the majestic sight of a White-tailed Eagle on a Scottish Island.

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Viking Optical, bugs, blooms, or birding, we’re with you in the field!