Tagged: Kazakhstan

The OSME Summer meeting and 41st AGM

The OSME Summer Meeting and 41st AGM will be held at BTO Headquarters, Thetford, Norfolk on Saturday 29th June. Doors will open at 10.00am for members and non-members to meet old and new friends over coffee and...

I love nature 1

Guest blog from Anna Zavalishina, Kazakhstan ​This is a new series of blogs from young people in the OSME Region telling us about their interest in nature and conservation. We are really pleased that Anna from Kazakhstan...

A City Nature Reserve in Astana?

Guest blog by Stephanie Ward City Nature Reserve in Astana Back in the spring, the RSPB was invited by the UK Embassy in Kazakhstan to work with the UK Department of Trade and Industry on a temporary...

Record numbers of Endangered White-headed ducks counted in Kazakhstan

More than 20 000 individuals of the Endangered White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala) were recently recorded whilst on migration at the Tengiz-Korgalzhyn lake system in the Akmola region of Kazakhstan. This number of birds exceeds all the previous...

World Migratory Bird Day

The 10th May is World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) an annual initiative, co-ordinated by UNEP/CMS, to raise awareness about the issues around migratory birds and their habitats. In many ways it is also a global celebration about...

OSME and OBC jointly fund White-headed Duck surveys in Kazakhstan

OSME and OBC are delighted to announce we are joining forces to provide £2000 of funding for the further monitoring of White-headed Duck in Kazakhstan. ACBK, the BirdLife International partner in Kazakhstan is also collaborating with the Universities of Munster and Bielefeld,...

Monitoring White-headed Duck in Kazakhstan

In 2012, OSME’s Conservation and Research Fund provided The Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) funding to initiate a study of the endangered White–headed Duck in central Kazakhstan. As well as receiving funding from...

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 the species’ breeding...

Raffle 2012 – results

Raffle 2012 – results

The winners of this year’s raffle in support of research and conservation of White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala in Kazakhstan were: 1st Opticron Imagic BGA SE 8×42 binoculars (value £439)- S Starling 2nd Naturetrek voucher for £250 – E Moran...

2012 Annual Prize Draw

2012 Annual Prize Draw

Proceeds will be used to support the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan White-headed Duck conservation project 1st Opticron Imagic BGA SE 8×42 binoculars (value £439) 2nd Naturetrek voucher for £250 3rd Birdguides – BWPi:...

Major new steppe reserve in Kazakhstan

Steppe between Astana and Arkalky. Photo: Geoff & Hilary Welch On November 28, the Government of Kazakhstan announced the designation of the new Altyn Dala State Nature Reserve, protecting almost 500,000 hectares of steppe grassland, semi-desert and...

International conference “Conservation of steppe and semidesert ecosystems in Eurasia, will be held in Almaty (Kazakhstan), on March 13-14, 2013”

Conference topics: Study of steppe and semidesert ecosystems and biodiversity Biology of steppe and semidesert animal and plant species Design and establishment of protected areas in open landscapes Best practices and recommendations for sustainable use of bioresources...

International conference “Conservation of steppe and semidesert ecosystems in Eurasia, will be held in Almaty (Kazakhstan), on March 13-14, 2013

Conference topics: Study of steppe and semidesert ecosystems and biodiversity Biology of steppe and semidesert animal and plant species Design and establishment of protected areas in open landscapes Best practices and recommendations for sustainable use of bioresources...