Visit to GBG: John Corder and Zhang Jing

Posted on Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

David Waters, Director of the GBG, today hosted John Corder (a prominent member of the World Pheasant Association, which has responsibility for the in-situ and ex-situ conservation of all the world’s galliformes) and Zhang Jing, Curator of the Pheasants Breeding Centre (PBC) at Beijing Zoo on a visit to the project-site.

David and Al Dawes, Project-site Manager, both visited the Beijing Zoo and were shown around the PBC while attending the first ever Great Bustard Symposium in China earlier this year. The zoo has a collection of six Great Bustards, all belonging to the eastern sub-species Otis tarda dybowskii, which have been in the Zoo for at least 15 years. While in Beijing the GBG and the Zoo Director expressed a mutual interest in exchanging ideas on bustard conservation, and this reciprocal visit was warmly welcomed as affirmation of our developing relationship.

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Charlie Moores

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Charlie is the Great Bustard news & Otis (the official Great Bustard magazine) editor, as well as being an authority on birds worldwide & writing for several online blogs.

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