Archive for February, 2017

Nest site selection of the Great Bustard (Otis t. tarda) in Körös-Maros National Park, Eastern Hungary

Posted on Monday, February 20th, 2017 by Paul

Gizella Janó1 & Zsolt Végvári Ornis Hungarica 2016. 24(2): 32–45. DOI: 10.1515/orhu-2016-0013 Abstract In the present study we aimed to identify factors influencing the spatial distribution of Great Bustard (Otis t. tarda) nests found between 1998 and 2015 in Dévaványa-Ecseg area in Körös-Maros National Park. During the study period covering 17 years, we obtained information on 536 nests, […]

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Diet composition of a declining steppe bird the Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax) in relation to farming practices

Posted on Monday, February 20th, 2017 by Paul

Avian Conservation and Ecology 12(1):3. Bravo, C., F. Cuscó, M. Borja Morales, and S. Mañosa. 2017. https://doi.org/10.5751/ACE-00938-120103 http://www.ace-eco.org/vol12/iss1/art3/ Abstract Foraging strategies and diet selection play an essential role in individual survival and reproductive success. The study of feeding ecology becomes crucial when it concerns endangered species such as the Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax), whose populations are suffering […]

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Wildlife dept restricts Qataris from hunting Houbara Bustard in Tharparkar

Posted on Monday, February 20th, 2017 by Paul

THARPARKAR (Daily Dunya) – Hunting camp of Qatari prince Fahad Abdul Rahman Al Thani’s was removed on Friday. The foreign office had only requested security during their visit to see Tharparkar’s wildlife. They were not allowed to hunt, said District Wildlife Officer Ashfaque Memon. The action was initiated following a campaign by locals of nearby village. According to […]

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For wild houbaras, friends flying in from Abu Dhabi

Posted on Monday, February 20th, 2017 by Paul

LAHORE: To boost the dwindling population of wild houbara bustard in Pakistan, more than 1,000 birds bred in captivity in Abu Dhabi, UAE will be released soon in the country. The 1,050 bustards to be released are from the Pakistan-resident species bloodline and will be donated by the International Fund for Houbara Conservation. The houbara […]

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What’s India’s most endangered species?

Posted on Monday, February 20th, 2017 by Paul

Conservation action plans for GIB need to factor in the needs of the traditional farmers, and protection of pasture lands to ensure a co-existence of humans and GIBs What’s India’s most endangered species? The answer, undoubtedly, is the Great Indian Bustard (GIB), a name few among India’s 1.3 billion people are familiar with. Endemic to […]

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Significant improvements to chick rearing facilities at GBG project centre

Posted on Monday, February 20th, 2017 by Paul

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Significant improvements have been been made to the chick rearing facilities at the GBG project centre. Extra room and better conditions will be provided for the chicks this year. The GBG is always reliant on volunteers for all the project work. Particular thanks are due to Kevin, Tony and Charlie who managed the heavy kit […]

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