Archive for January, 2012

Mongolian Great Bustards

Posted on Friday, January 27th, 2012 by Alex Stott

Our friends at the Central Asian Great Bustard Project have published an update on their activities and successes so far. You can download and read the full report below: Mongolian_Great_Bustard_Project_Summary_Jan_2012

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Visiting the German great bustard project

Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2012 by Andrew Taylor

Chick-rearing greenhouse at Buckow Five members of the LIFE+ project team visited Germany last week, as guests of the Brandenburg Great Bustard Project. The main aim of the trip was to investigate German methods for incubating, rearing and releasing great bustards, to support our plan to import eggs to the UK for the first time […]

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Making the news in Germany

Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 by Andrew Taylor

Five members of the LIFE+ team were lucky enough to visit Germany last week. A report on the visit will follow, but it was also featured in a local newspaper. The article is in German, but an internet-aided translation follows. Help for English bustard protection: British scientists want to benefit from the experience of the […]

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LIFE+ noticeboards in place

Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 by Andrew Taylor

Two new noticeboards have recently been produced as part of the LIFE+ project. One is on the wall of the Bustard Bothy at the Hawk Conservancy, and the other at the main project release site. They have lots of colourful pictures and information about the project. Pictured is the one at the Hawk Conservancy, with […]

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GBG Skittle evening

Posted on Friday, January 13th, 2012 by Alex Stott

There is to be a Skittles Evening at the Hawk Conservancy Trust on the 4th of February at 7:00pm with the GBG team and friends of the Bustard, all are welcome to attend. Please note that orders for fish/sausage and chips will need to be placed beforehand by emailing We would encourage everyone to […]

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Boomer is 50!

Posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 by Andrew Taylor

Boomer at its 50 hour service, 11th January 2012 The New Holland Boomer tractor, kindly loaned to the project by C&O Tractors, has just finished its first fifty hours work at the release site. It was delivered to us in August, and has since been used by GBG volunteer Allan Goddard to make preparations for great bustard habitat […]

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Great Bustard Conservation in Dévaványa, Hungary

Posted on Friday, January 6th, 2012 by Andrew Taylor

A bustard in the Dévaványa release pen Hungary is estimated to hold 3% of the world’s great bustards; however, over the last century, a switch to more intensive farming practices, winter food shortages and fragmentation of bustard habitats led to their decline here. Since the 1990s, the population has increased through conservation by the Túzokvédelmi Program […]

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Latest Kori Bustard newsletter published

Posted on Monday, January 2nd, 2012 by Alex Stott

The latest issue of The Gompou, the Kori Bustard newsletter has been published and is available to read. The newsletter covers wide range of topics, including articles on behaviour, research and breeding. You can read the full newsletter by clicking the link below: The_Gompou_Volume_9

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