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Batumi Raptor Count Internship

Batumi Raptor Count Internship

OSME has received the following details of an exciting opportunity in the Republic of Georgia. For more information, including how to apply, please do not contact OSME – please see the BRC website. http://www.batumiraptorcount.org/brcvacancies.htm The Batumi Raptor Count...

Have a holiday and help OSME

Have a holiday and help OSME

The OSME Library has received two reports from Mike Jennings, ABBA Co-ordinator, on recent ABBA surveys conducted in South-west Saudi Arabia (ABBA 42) and North-west Saudi Arabia (ABBA 45). Subscribers to Phoenix can obtain an electronic copy...

3rd Falconry Festival, UAE, 10-18 December 2011

Falconry but with a concern for the balance of nature Omar Fadhil recently represented Nature Iraq at the third falconry festival held in Al Ain/Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10-18 December 2011. This was the first participation...

Recent News about the Collared Kingfisher, UAE.

Recent News about the Collared Kingfisher, UAE.

The following is an article published by the newspaper, The National. http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/environment/rare-kingfisher-thre… Rare kingfisher threatened by demise of mangroves While it does not receive the same attention as the Arabian oryx, dugong or marine turtle, the straits...

Obituary: Simon Aspinall

Obituary: Simon Aspinall

Simon Aspinall, known personally or by reputation to birders throughout the OSME region, died in Norfolk on 31st October 2011 after a valiant struggle against motor neurone disease. He was 53. Educated at Whitgift and Purley High...

Sooty Falcon Research Project Extended. (From the Muscat Daily)

Sooty Falcon Research Project Extended. (From the Muscat Daily)

(www.muscatdaily.com)The Office for Conservation of Environment (OCE), Diwan of Royal Court, which started research on sooty falcons in 2007 along with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs and Sultan Qaboos University has extended the commitment till...

Wildlife rangers to be trained in anti-smuggling skills

Wildlife rangers to be trained in anti-smuggling skills

The following article appeared in the newspaper Gulf News on September 16, 2011. While the wild bird trade is not specifically mentioned, officials in the Omani Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs are well aware of the...

Oman breaks the 500 barrier!

Oman breaks the 500 barrier!

The Oman bird list now stands at 500 after the recent acceptance by the Oman Bird Records Committee of an adult female Brown Shrike at Ayn Hamran (Dhofar) as the 1st record for Oman. This was found...

Arabian Leopard Appeal, Eastern Yemen

Arabian Leopard Appeal, Eastern Yemen

While the Arabian Leopard Panthera pardus nimr is strictly speaking not within the remit of OSME, we feel that the conservation of its habitat in eastern Yemen also has a direct impact upon the avifauna of the...