Category: News

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...

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...

OSME News – Sandgrouse 34 (2)

Sandgrouse 34 (1) editorial – clarification OSME Council realises that the editorial in Sandgrouse 34 (1) regarding the expanded area of interest for papers to be considered for publication could be interpreted as OSME ‘encroaching’ into areas covered by the...

Azzam Alwash: Lessons from Iraq’s beautiful marshes

Azzam Alwash: Lessons from Iraq’s beautiful marshes

14/07/2012. The following link takes to you to Azzam Alwash, former President of Nature Iraq, being passionate as always about Iraq and the southern marshes drained by Saddam Hussein but now being slowly reclaimed. Azzam Alwash: Lessons...

News from Egypt from Sharif Baha El Din, OSME Vice-President

News from Egypt from Sharif Baha El Din, OSME Vice-President

Ecological changes in the Nile Delta wetlands over the past several decades have led to dramatic changes in the local breeding avifauna. With reduced salinity, and increased abundance of reeds and the establishment of a vast matrix...

Green Music & Arts Festival

Green Music & Arts Festival

Nature Iraq and Development Now are pleased to announce the inaugural Green Music and Arts Festival, to be held in Sulaimani’s Azadi Park on April 20th, the Friday before Earth Day. The first event of its kind...

Latest from Nature Iraq

Latest from Nature Iraq

The following news has been received from Nature Iraq. Threat Assessment of Lesser Zaab River On February 2, Nabil Musa started a threat assessment of the Lesser Zaab a tributary of the Tigris. a project partly funded...

Death of Syrian ornithologist

Sad news has been received about a regular contributor to MEBirdNet, Yousef Ali Alzaoby, who was recently killed in his home town of Dara’a in Syria. MEBirdNet subscribers will particularly remember his regular postings on migratory birds...

News from Syria

Sociable Lapwing in Syria March 29 Photo courtecy: Ahmad Aidek. Although it is very difficult to go to the Syrian steppes because of the current situation, Ahmad Aidek managed with some difficulty to rent a car and...