OSME’s small grants programme is now known as the Conservation Fund and has been funding projects since the early 1980s. In recent years OSME Council has been working hard to grow the fund and to provide support for more projects, and also to increase the financial value of each award.
Guest blog by Eva Martirosyan, Deputy Director, Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC).
Throughout my 10 years and dozens of projects at the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC), the SunChild environmental education project has always been a frontier guard for the inspiration and
One of the first assertions that I heard about wildlife from the early days of my career in international conservation was “wildlife doesn’t get to choose where it lives.” Of course species ‘choose’ where to live in terms of habitat, but where that habitat exists – especially in terms of adjoining or encroaching human activities – is where this assertion becomes an unfortunate reality.
The launch at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai in March 2017 of the Arabic Version of the Birds of the Middle East was the culmination of many years of dedicated work by those who saw the book as making a significant contribution to celebrating the diversity and variety of the birds of the region.
The bird migration bottle neck of Besh Barmag, on the Caspian Sea north of Baku, Azerbaijan, is currently the scene of some of the most inspiring international bird conservation work in the OSME region.
In May 2017, an intensive 8-day birding tour of Azerbaijan was completed with great results.
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OSME Region Map
The map above shows the region and countries covered by OSME
10th February 2018 Council meeting
30th June and 1st July 2018 Summer Meeting and AGM
Sandgrouse is published by OSME contains papers and short notes on the ornithology of the OSME region, provides bird and conservation news from the region and a comprehensive round up of bird sightings in the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia.