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...

OSME Summer Meeting 2011, Saturday 16 July 2011

Speakers at the 2011 Summer Meeting, left to right: Geoff Welch, Phil Cannings, Guy Kirwan, Sal Cooke, Jeff Gordon and Andrew Lassey (Ian Harrison/OSME) After last year’s Middle Eastern weather, things were ‘back to normal’ for this...

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...

Minutes of the 33rd Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 16th July 2011 at the premises of the British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford, Norfolk, UK

Minutes of the 33rd Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 16th July 2011 at the premises of the British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford, Norfolk, UK

Members Present –. Dawn Balmer, John Bartley, Pat Bartley, Colin Bates, Christine Booth, Phil Cannings, Mick Carroll, Sal Cooke, Elaine Cowan, Peter Cowan, Helen Demopoulos, Jeff Gordon, Andrew Grieve, Ian Harrison, Phil Heath, Mike Jennings, Guy Kirwan, Chris...

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...

Little Owl in the OSME Region – request for pictures

Little Owl in the OSME Region – request for pictures

Many Little Owl Athene noctua taxa occur in the OSME Region. However, breeding distributions are poorly known, as are plumage descriptions geographically. The taxonomy of some taxa is uncertain, clouded both by speculation and by the uncertain status (resident,...

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...