Archive for June, 2011

Investigating great bustard habitat

Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 by Andrew Taylor

Chris Clarke, a Masters student, is carrying out some research on a number of farms around Salisbury Plain this summer. He is interested in the reasons great bustards may choose some areas above others and is focusing on the effects of predators and food supply. The results will be very useful, helping us identify the areas where we should aim to improve habitat […]

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Bustards featured on the Smithsonian website

Posted on Saturday, June 11th, 2011 by Alex Stott

The Smithsonian Institution has launched a new website dedicated to showcasing footage and stills from camera traps around the world. View the website here. What is a camera trap? A camera trap is an automated camera used to capture photographs of wild animals. A camera trap is installed in a site that a rarely-seen animal […]

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Profile: Saratov wildlife photographer Stas Khuchraev

Posted on Saturday, June 11th, 2011 by Alex Stott

Saratov wildlife photographer Stas Khuchraev is working on several projects about wildlife of Saratov area. One of the projects is named ‘Peace to our neighbors’. The idea behind the project is to introduce local wild life to school children by showing selected birds and animals as unique and attractive personalities to encourage personal feelings and […]

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Minister for the Natural Environment visits GBG project site

Posted on Friday, June 10th, 2011 by Alex Stott

Friday 3rd June saw the GBG hosting the Minister for the Natural Environment, Richard Benyon MP, at the project site on Salisbury Plain. Our main themes were the lack of special protection for Great Bustards, the rarest breeding bird in the UK, under schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act, and the lack of […]

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A busy day at the Project Site

Posted on Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 by Suzy

David Waters and BBC’s Julia Bradbury discuss Great Bustard activity on Salisbury Plain 2nd June was an even busier day than usual at the Project Site as both local Radio and BBC’s Countryfile visited to interview GBG Director David Waters and film summer activity at the Site. The morning saw David conducting a lively interview […]

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Cycle to Saratov May/June update

Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 by Alex Stott

This month, our teams are nearing the finish, but it’s far from a downhill slope! The aim is to cycle the same distance as Great Bustard chicks must travel in order to be released onto Salisbury Plain, all the way from Saratov oblast in Russia to the plains of Salisbury. The route is being cycled […]

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