Archive for December, 2012

Bird poo study to help great bustards thrive

Posted on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 by Andrew Taylor

Great bustard feeding on oil seed rape Move over Gillan McKeith – scientists at the University of Bath are studying the droppings of great bustards to help understand their diet and nutrition with the aim of boosting their survival in a conservation project to reintroduce the birds to the UK. Great bustards, the world’s largest […]

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Mongolian Bustard Fundraising initiative launched

Posted on Monday, December 17th, 2012 by Alex Stott

Screenshot of Mongolian Bustard fundraising website

The Asian Great Bustard project http://www.asiangreatbustard.org/ has launched a fund-raising initiative (http://www.rockethub.com/projects/10600-mongolian-myth-bustards) to cover the costs of field research, the final year of tuition for our team’s second master’s student, G. Natsag and radio transmitter time for Great Bustards which already have transmitters. They aim to raise $3,230 by the 17th of January next year. […]

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