Category Archives: Press clippings

India’s renewable energy push is wiping out the last of the great Indian Bustards

Posted on Friday, July 20th, 2018 by Paul

India’s big push towards renewable energy is wiping out a critically endangered bird. So great is the devastation that in the western Indian state of Gujarat, one of the last sanctuaries of the great Indian bustard, only one male member of the species is left. https://qz.com/1324722/renewable-energy-power-projects-are-killing-the-endangered-great-indian-bustard/

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GBG Open Day!

Posted on Friday, July 20th, 2018 by Paul

The Great Bustard Group are excited to announce the date and location of our annual open day When? – Saturday 25th August 2018, 10:00 – 15:30 Where? – Enford Village Hall, Enford, Near Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9 6DD There will be project updates, presentations throughout the day, trips to see the Great Bustards on Salisbury Plain […]

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Houbara Bustard

Posted on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 by Paul

Endangered Houbara Bustard Likely to Become Extinct Due to Hunting – http://thebalochistanpoint.com/endangered-houbara-bustard-likely-to-become-extinct-due-to-hunting/

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Great Indian Bustard

Posted on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 by Paul

Search for the great Indian bustard in Maharashtra fails to find any – https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/search-for-the-endangered-great-indian-bustard-fails-to-find-any-in-maharashtra/story-g2Ly4zBg7HhLQMRqsev49O.html and https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/less-than-8-gibs-left-in-maharashtra-wii/articleshow/63902393.cms

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Birdworld Fundraisers help GBG

Posted on Friday, March 30th, 2018 by Paul

“Photo: Alice Baker from Birdworld with David Waters of the GBG” Birdworld (https://birdworld.co.uk) have presented the GBG with a cheque for over £1100 to help the reintroduction of the Great Bustard. Birdworld have been fundraising for the GBG for close to 10 years now, and this latest donation will be specifically used to help cover […]

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Posted on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 by Paul

Adrain Wells presents GBG Director Ruth Manvell with a cheque from the Wiltshire Branch of the National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO). The charity quiz held at the Wiltshire Constabulary HQ raised over £500. The proceeds have been shared between the GBG and Julia’s House. A big thank you to Adrain and the retired […]

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Recent study in India

Posted on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 by Paul

A recent study in India has suggested the endangered Great Indian Bustard benefits from recently ploughed and cultivated land. It also makes a specific note about the importance of Lucerne or Alfalfa. The GBG has long questioned the once perceived wisdom of Great Bustards needing large areas of grassland, and it seems the Great Indian […]

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