Archive for August, 2011

We did it!

Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2011 by Alex Stott

We wrap us the Cycle to Saratov (and back)! The aim was to cycle the same distance as Great Bustard chicks must travel in order to be released onto Salisbury Plain, online all the way from Saratov oblast in Russia to the plains of Salisbury. The route is being cycled in two different directions: David […]

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Cycling to Saratov ends to celebrations

Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2011 by Suzy

The Great Bustard Group’s Cycling to Saratov sponsored event came to an end last week with a celebratory barbecue courtesy of Cholderton Farm Shop in Cholderton, viagra 100mg Wiltshire. The Great Bustard Group team made it from Saratov in Russia to Salisbury in the UK, recipe hypothetically of course as all miles were clocked up […]

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Indian state of Maharashtra to set up Bustard taskforce

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011 by Alex Stott

Source: The Times of India The Times of India is reporting that Maharashtra is to create a task-force to work towards improving the conservation of Great Indian Bustards. There are hopes that efforts can be made to reduce the recent decline in GIB numbers, rx with only around 300 estimated to be left in the […]

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Preparing the release site for the new birds

Posted on Friday, August 12th, 2011 by Andrew Taylor

Lots of work is going on at the release site at the moment to make sure we provide ideal habitat for the birds currently in quarantine. As the site is surrounded by predator-proof fencing, symptoms it is in the interests of the birds that they spend as much of their first few months there as […]

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Habitat advice leaflet published

Posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 by Andrew Taylor

One of the priorities of the new LIFE project is to develop and promote habitat advice for great bustards. We have made an important step towards this goal with the publication of a leaflet designed to promote our work to Wiltshire farmers and landowners. The leaflet contains information on the habitat requirements of bustards and […]

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Arabian Bustard conservation poster

Posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 by Alex Stott

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The decline and fall of showy bustards

Posted on Monday, August 8th, 2011 by Alex Stott

Source:The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/punctuated-equilibrium/2011/aug/05/2 Punctured Equilibrium, treatment a Guardian Blog talks about Bustard genetics: Why do we get old and die? Why hasn’t natural selection “weeded out” those genes responsible for age-related declines? Several hypotheses have been proposed, physician with the most important pointing at the inherent “riskiness” of life. Since most living things don’t survive […]

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C&O Tractors and New Holland Agriculture donate new tractor to GBG

Posted on Monday, August 1st, 2011 by Alex Stott

The Great Bustard Group would like to offer sincere thanks to local company C&O Tractors and New Holland Agriculture for their generous donation of a sparkling new tractor. The man behind the incredible deal is Paul Shutler, stuff Agricultural Sales Manager of C&O Tractors of Wilton, Wiltshire. Paul arranged for the Boomer 2030 to be […]

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