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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...

International conference “Conservation of steppe and semidesert ecosystems in Eurasia, will be held in Almaty (Kazakhstan), on March 13-14, 2013”

Conference topics: Study of steppe and semidesert ecosystems and biodiversity Biology of steppe and semidesert animal and plant species Design and establishment of protected areas in open landscapes Best practices and recommendations for sustainable use of bioresources...

Obituary: Professor Edward Ivanovich Gavrilov

Obituary: Professor Edward Ivanovich Gavrilov

Edward Gavrilov was born on 8 October 1933 at Veronezsh, Russia. It was here that he graduated from the Department of Zoology in 1956. After graduation his interest in birds began and his first studies were based...

Obituary: Simon Aspinall

Obituary: Simon Aspinall

Every now and again someone comes along who touches our lives and makes a difference. Simon Aspinall was one such person. When he died in October 2011, after bravely living with motor neurone disease for four years,...

Sociable Lapwing Update

Sociable Lapwing Update

Birdlife recently posted an update on this season’s Sociable Lapwing work by ACBK (BirdLife in Kazakhstan) – see the link below. OSME has in the past contributed through the Conservation Research Fund to studies of this critically...

International conference “Conservation of steppe and semidesert ecosystems in Eurasia, will be held in Almaty (Kazakhstan), on March 13-14, 2013

Conference topics: Study of steppe and semidesert ecosystems and biodiversity Biology of steppe and semidesert animal and plant species Design and establishment of protected areas in open landscapes Best practices and recommendations for sustainable use of bioresources...

News from BTO

News from BTO

News from BTO – those who attended the OSME Summer Meeting last July will be reminded of the presentation of the first speaker, Paul Stancliffe, who talked about tracking migrants into Africa. In summary, a second BTO...

Slaughter of migrating birds in Cyprus

Slaughter of migrating birds in Cyprus

Melis Charalambides, Council Chairman, Birdlife Cyprus and OSME Vice-President asks as many people as possible to visit the following website and sign the petition. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/463/933/786/ask-cyprus-to-end-songbird-sl…

IRAQ HELPS BRITAIN’S WILDLIFE

IRAQ HELPS BRITAIN’S WILDLIFE

Nature Iraq, the leading wildlife conservation NGO in Iraq, is very pleased to make a donation of $1000 to Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s appeal to purchase 143 acres of land next to Cley Marshes. Nature Iraq has received...

OSME Summer Meeting 2011, Saturday 16 July 2011

Speakers at the 2011 Summer Meeting, left to right: Geoff Welch, Phil Cannings, Guy Kirwan, Sal Cooke, Jeff Gordon and Andrew Lassey (Ian Harrison/OSME) After last year’s Middle Eastern weather, things were ‘back to normal’ for this...

Protests against the proposed Ilisu Dam, River Tigris, Turkey

Protests against the proposed Ilisu Dam, River Tigris, Turkey

A group of environmentalists and artists from northern Iraq spent the weekend in the ancient town of Hasankeyf in Batman, where they shared with locals the consequences of the planned Ilisu Dam on Iraq and Turkey through...