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Conservation is Syria is thriving

A guest blog by Nabegh Ghazal Asswad on behalf of the Syrian Society for the Conservation of Wildlife The Syrian Society for the Conservation of Wildlife (SSCW) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), concerned with the conservation of...

Egyptian Vulture – a Bird on the Brink

OSME are delighted to join forces with Birds on the Brink to co-fund a project on the Endangered Egyptian Vulture in Turkey. The project will be implemented by the BirdLife Partner, Doğa, and is a follow on...

Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus

OSME Chairman’s overview of 2020

The year 2020 will undoubtedly be remembered for the global pandemic which has affected so many people around the world. As with many small charities, the unprecedented situation has thrown up many challenges that have impacted the...

A Double-MEGA-twitch in Lebanon

Guest blog by Fouad Itani Lebanon has been in the news a lot in the past few years, a refugee crisis following the war in Syria, on-going economic crises and the depreciation of the Lebanese pound, a...

Booklet of Protection of Migratory Birds in Lebanon

The Lebanese bird conservation community is increasingly successful in its struggle to protect the millions of migratory birds passing over their narrow piece of land along the eastern Mediterranean. A pdf booklet free to download has been...

OSME’s first online Winter Meeting: 23rd January 2021

Following on from the success of our first-ever online Summer Meeting using Zoom, we’ll be holding an online Winter Meeting on Saturday 23rd January. The full programme is now available here. The meeting will be held using...

Turkey’s Largest Egyptian Vulture Breeding Area

Guest blog by Şafak Arslan of Doga The Egyptian Vulture is globally threatened and among the species in most rapid decline across its range including the Eastern Europe populations. Previous studies by Doga (the BirdLife Partner in...

OSME’s 42nd Annual General Meeting

We held our first ever Zoom AGM on Saturday November the 28th and it was great to see so many members joining us from around the world. One of the few silver linings to the coronavirus pandemic has...

Steppe-Whimbrel

Finding Steppe Whimbrel in Abu Dhabi

Guest blog by Oscar Campbell – with thanks to Simon Lloyd The start of it all. It was this image that really got us thinking seriously that we might, at last, have got the cigar. The underwing...