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BirdLife International Middle East Partnership

BirdLife International Middle East Partnership

World Migratory Bird Day to be celebrated during the 10th BirdLife Middle East Partnership Meeting in Sulaimaniya, Iraqi Kurdistan. Date: 11-14 May 2012 Location: Sulaimaniya, Iraq Nature Iraq, BirdLife in Iraq, is proud to announce that the...

Nestboxes in Iraq

Nestboxes in Iraq

The following link is to an article in the latest issue of British Birds describing how nestboxes were made and put up by school children in Kurdistan, Iraq. Nest holes are at a premium in this area...

News from Lebanon

News from Lebanon

The latest news from The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL – BirdLife in Lebanon) can be found at the following link. www.spnl.org Two items included are: Celebrating the Miracle of Life with Bird...

News from Iraq; Darwin Conservation Project

News from Iraq; Darwin Conservation Project

Over the last week, Nature Iraq staff visited five schools in the area surrounding Peramagroon mountain, near Sulaimani, to construct nestboxes with primary, secondary, and high school students. One hundred and eight students built forty three nestboxes,...

Controversial Ilisu Dam on Hasankeyf halted by Turkish court

Controversial Ilisu Dam on Hasankeyf halted by Turkish court

9 January 2012, Istanbul – The Turkish State Council ruled on January 7 in favour of the legal case filed by the Chamber of Architects and Engineers (TMMOB) against the construction of the Ilisu dam project, ordering...

Socotra Bird List

Socotra Bird List

The latest edition of the Socotra Bird List (July 2013) by Richard Porter and Ahmed Saeed Suleiman has been added to the OSME website – see under Yemen in the Trip Reports section. https://osme.org/pdf/Socotra_Bird_list_MASTER_RFP_July_2013.pdf

Experienced ringers wanted for eastern Turkey

Experienced ringers wanted for eastern Turkey

OSME has received the following information – if you are interested, see the following link: http://www.kuzeydoga.org/index.php/en/enson/277-arasilan2013 They are looking for one or two experienced and licensed bird ringers for eastern Turkey this spring: They will cover room...

Major new steppe reserve in Kazakhstan

Steppe between Astana and Arkalky. Photo: Geoff & Hilary Welch On November 28, the Government of Kazakhstan announced the designation of the new Altyn Dala State Nature Reserve, protecting almost 500,000 hectares of steppe grassland, semi-desert and...

Free field guides for Central Asia

Atamurat Veyisov (OSME Country Contact) and Mark Day (RSPB). Photo: Stephanie Ward (RSPB) The recent publication of the long awaited Helm field guide Birds of Central Asia by Raffael Aye, Manuel Schweizer and Tobias Roth, heralds the...