Archive for March, 2016

GBG makes the trip to Germany

Posted on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 by Alex Stott

  Five GBG staff members recently made a trip to the German Great Bustard Project in Brandenburg. The contact between the two projects is always very useful for both countries, search and both are currently having great success with their Great Bustards. The GBG visitors saw one single Drove of 72 Great Bustards. Not long […]

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Males displaying at two GBG reserves

Posted on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 by Alex Stott

Great Bustard (Purple 5)

Males are now displaying at two of the GBG reserves. The lek is not yet in full swing, ask and the early displays are the males challenging each other and sorting out the hierarchy. The intensity of the displays will increase as the season developsĀ and the females become the target of the males display. Visitors […]

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Great Bustard genetics

Posted on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 by Alex Stott

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Two interesting articles recently published on Great Bustard genetics. The first highlighting the importance of conserving all of the existing populations, physician however small. Genetic structure of the threatened West-Pannonian population of Great Bustard (Otis tarda) https://peerj.com/articles/1759/ Great bustard population structure in central Spain: concordant results from genetic analysis and dispersal study http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/269/1487/119

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