Archive for January, 2011

Photographic Competition 2011

Posted on Monday, January 31st, 2011 by Alex Stott

This year the Great Bustard Group is holding a photographic competition.  The theme is ‘Bustard Country’. Great Bustards were prolific on Salisbury Plain and are gradually building up their numbers again with the help of the reintroduction project. They were widely found in Wessex, giving a good area to cover for your photographs which can […]

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Great Bustard Project awarded LIFE+ funding

Posted on Monday, January 24th, 2011 by Alex Stott

It was announced today that the Great Bustard Project has been awarded EU LIFE+ funding.  This vital grant will help secure much-needed resources towards the successful re-introduction of the Great Bustard into the UK.  GBG director David Waters who initiated the project is currently in Russia developing a program of research and conservation. This funding […]

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Bustard Talks w/ending 22 Jan 2011

Posted on Friday, January 21st, 2011 by Charlie Moores

In this specially extended podcast Charlie Moores talks with the GBG’s Project Site Manager Al Dawes and the RSPB’s Trace Williams about the recently-announced EU LIFE Programme grant.

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The Tintometer Ltd raises over £2000 for the Great Bustard Group

Posted on Sunday, January 16th, 2011 by Alex Stott

Staff at the Tintometer Ltd. present David Waters with a cheque The Tintometer Ltd. have raised over £2000 for the Great Bustard Group, and last week presented David Waters of the GBG with a cheque for £2,100.  The Tintometer Ltd., a scientific company based in Amesbury, selected the Great Bustard Group as their charity for […]

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Bustard Talks w/ending 02 Jan 2011

Posted on Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 by Charlie Moores

The fourth ‘Bustard Talks’, the official Great Bustard Group Podcast is now available. ‘Bustard Talks’, is hosted by GBG blogger and podcaster Charlie Moores. In this podcast Charlie gives news and GBG updates, and talks with GBG Director David Waters, GBG Farm Liaison Allan Goddard, and GBG Supporter Charles Hibberd just before they all set […]

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Cycle to Saratov: Tour de Great Durnford

Posted on Monday, January 3rd, 2011 by Charlie Moores


A small but enthusiastic group of GBG supporters met up in the car park of the ‘The Black Horse’ Inn in Great Durnford, a beautiful village in the Woodford Valley just north of Salisbury. We were here to support a team of sponsored cyclists (including David Waters, GBG Director, and Allan Goddard, the GBG’s Farm […]

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