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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...

OSME at the Rutland Birdfair

OSME at the Rutland Birdfair

OSME members are presenting on two occasions at this year’s Birdfair. In addition to giving a plenary lecture during the recent British Birdfair at Rutland Water, OSME Vice-President Azzam Alwash was interviewed by Charlie Moores on the...

World Migratory Bird Day Celebration and Nature Iraq’s Activities

World Migratory Bird Day Celebration and Nature Iraq’s Activities

This spring Nature Iraq/ BirdLife International organized several conservation-related activities. From 24-29 April, 2011 Nature Iraq/ BirdLife International, with help from Richard Porter ( BirdLife advisor for the Middle East), ran their sixth annual training course which...

NATURE CONSERVATION EGYPT(NCE)

NATURE CONSERVATION EGYPT(NCE)

LAKE QARUN IBA THREATENED BY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT Cairo, May 11, 2011–The Amer Group, the Egyptian real estate developer responsible for Porto Marina and Porto Sokhna, massive tourism developments along Egypt’s North and Ain Sokhna coasts, plans to...

Nature Iraq receives Takreem Arab Achievement Award in Qatar

Initiated in 2004 the Takreem Arab Achievement Award honours the best and brightest of Arab achievements. Nature Iraq was the recipient this year for their achievement in Environmental Development and Sustainability. The Takreem Award seeks to identify...