Category: News

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Black Lark research in Kazakhstan

Black Lark Melanocorypha yeltoniensis is one of the iconic birds of the steppes of Kazakhstan and is the subject of a research project, part funded by the OSME Conservation and Research Fund, looking at...

Last Northern Bald Ibis in Syria?

Last Northern Bald Ibis in Syria?

OSME has received the following sad news on the Northern Bald Ibis http://www.iagnbi.org/en/news/ (International Advisory Group for Northern Bald Ibis – IAGNBI) Despite the current crisis in Syria, the field team have continued to monitor...

Crowd-sourcing an atlas of migratory bird hunting

Crowd-sourcing an atlas of migratory bird hunting

OSME has received a request from Dr Paul Jepson of the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, asking us to help with a project to create an atlas of migratory bird...

Update on illegal bird trapping activity in Cyprus

Update on illegal bird trapping activity in Cyprus

The following link provides information on BirdLife Cyprus’ winter 2012-2013 monitoring programme of illegal bird trapping in Cyprus and an overview of the latest developments regarding the problem. Report put together by Tassos Shialis,...

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...

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...