Archive for July, 2011

Annouching Bird News

Posted on Friday, July 29th, 2011 by Alex Stott

We are pleased to announce a new feature on the Great Bustard Group website: Bird News. Bird News will feature regular updates on the British Great Bustards from our experts at the Project Site, starting with the upcoming 2011 release, then tracking the progress of our feathery pioneers throughout the seasons and across the UK. […]

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Reduction in Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary size

Posted on Sunday, July 24th, 2011 by Alex Stott

The size of Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary ( Maharashtra, India) has bee reduced to 1222 Sq. Km from Original 8,500 Sq.Km. This Largest Sanctuary of India Has been rationalized because of its huge irrational size where 97 percent land is private land. Denotification of 7278 Sq. Km. area is the largest denotification in the history […]

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GBG helps host a UNESCO delegation from Romania and Moldova

Posted on Friday, July 22nd, 2011 by Alex Stott

The GBG helped host a UNESCO delegation from Romania and Moldova who visited Saratov. They are interested in reintroducing Great Bustards into their countries and are seeking to learn from the UK/Russian project. The ideas presented are at the early stage, but are very interesting. The UNESCO involvement reflects to high cultural status of the […]

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GBG Summer Party in the news

Posted on Friday, July 22nd, 2011 by Alex Stott

The GBG’s summer party has been featured in the Salisbury Journal: http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/ruralfocus/9150472.More_bustards_for_Plain/

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New full-time post available

Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 by Alex Stott

A new full time post is being advertised to help with rearing the chicks and controlling foxes at release sites. Further details are available from davidwaters@greatbustard.org – or – Great Bustard Group 1 Down Barn Close Winterbourne Gunner Salisbury Wiltshire SP4 6JP

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GBG at ‘The Big Bang Solent’ Event

Posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 by Alex Stott

The GBG were delighted to exhibit at the Big Bang STEM [Science, Technololgy, Engineering and Maths] event held at the Rose Bowl, Southampton on 23rd June. This major STEM event, organised by Solent EBP, [Education Business Partnership] was aimed at secondary students across S W Hampshire and Southampton. The event was part of a series […]

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A Great Bustard Garden Party

Posted on Saturday, July 9th, 2011 by Suzy

The GBG’s Summer Garden Party took place on Thursday 7th July in the beautiful grounds of Salisbury’s Cathedral Close. The sun shone as professional auctioneer Chris Linney encouraged a lively crowd of bidders to snap up the bargains on offer and fabulous performances from the Sarum Morris Dancers and talented saxophonist Fiona had guests and […]

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New website seeks to raise awareness of Indian bustards

Posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 by Alex Stott

A new website promoting Indian Bustards and Grassland ecosystems in India has gone live. The site provides information on the Bustards of India, the habitats they live in and also takes a broader look at the whole ecosystem, using Bustards as a barometer for the state of grasslands and other areas Bustards favour. The site […]

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Austrian Great Bustard LIFE+ Project website goes live

Posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 by Alex Stott

The new website for the Austrian Great Bustard LIFE+ project is now live at: http://www.grosstrappe.at/indexe.html The website provides information about the Austrian Great Bustard LIFE+ project which continues on the previous LIFE+ project which ran from 2004 – 2010. From the website: The main aim of the LIFE+ Project is the continuation of the successful […]

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Cycle to Saratov – June/July update

Posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 by Alex Stott

The race gets very close this month and we still need your help. 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 in two […]

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