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The OSME Region List (ORL) 2014 – the story so far

Matters came to a head when at an OSME Council Meeting in 2004 the question was raised as to which taxonomic authority OSME should follow in correspondence and publications. This came as a mild surprise because many...

OSME Summer Meeting 6 July 2013

Outgoing OSME Chairman, Geoff Welch, handing over to new Chairman, Rob Sheldon at the Summer Meeting/AGM. This year’s Summer Meeting, themed around monitoring bird populations in the OSME region, was again held at the BTO headquarters in...

OSME at the Birdfair 2014

OSME at the Birdfair 2014

14/02/2014, Mike Jennings, a founding member and long-term supporter of OSME, and Arabian bird expert extraordinaire, recently made a very generous donation of 2 copies of his ground-breaking ‘Atlas of the breeding birds of Arabia.’ OSME are...

Certificate of Recognition

While many of the problems facing birds and the environment in the OSME region will only be solved by the work of governments and NGOs, a great many individuals are selflessly devoting much of their time, energy...

Conservation and Research Fund news

Due to personal reasons, Christine Booth has regrettably decided to stand down as Chair of the CRF sub-committee. OSME would like to take this opportunity to thank her for all of the work she did to ‘professionalise’...

Satellite-tagged Sociable Lapwings begin their journey

The Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius is one of the most threatened species in the OSME region and we have supported a number of projects in many of our focal countries. In June this year, three adults were...

Iraq Declares its First National Park

Photo: The Mesopotamian Marshes are home to the Endangered Basra Reed Warbler (Mudhafar Salim) On 23rd July 2013, the Iraqi Council of Ministers approved the designation of the Central Marshes of Iraq as the country’s first National...

Richard Porter becomes a Birdlife Member of Honour

At the recent Birdlife International World Congress held recently in Ottawa, Canada, Richard Porter was made a BirdLife Member of Honour for his work in Yemen and Iraq. The award was presented by HIH Princess Takamado, BirdLife’s...

Latest News from Nature Iraq

25/07/2012. The following link takes you to the latest Newsletter of Nature Iraq – and an important online petition concerning the Ilisu Dam Project in Hasankeyf, Turkey which will affect the famous and important marshes in southern...