Ukrainian Delegation visits GBG

Posted on Sunday, September 19th, 2010

September 17th: David Waters, Director of the GBG, was delighted to lead a visit to the project site and to the Hawk Conservancy Trust by a large delegation of Ukrainian officials. The GBG has been surveying Great Bustards in the Ukraine for several years now (see eg Winter Survey 2010) and it was a pleasure to host a reciprocal visit.

On a beautiful autumn day all the delegates had excellent views of the newly-released chicks and several adult Great Bustards – and some were enthralled to learn (which they hadn’t previously realised) that Great Bustards occur in the Ukraine in such large numbers.

As always we look forward to developing our overseas relationships, and are confident that this visit will have future benefits for Great Bustard conservation.



The full delegation was as follows:

Martynenko Svitlana – Deputy Head of the Department for Agricultural Policy and Land Relations within the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine; Netesa Maryna – Deputy Director of the Department for Foreign Economic Relations of the Ministry of Agricultural Policy of Ukraine; Gavrylenko Nataliia – Head of Unit for Cooperation under WTO of the Department for Foreign Economic Relations of the Ministry of Agricultural Policy of Ukraine; Kravchenko Andriy – Deputy Head of Unit for Bilateral Trade and Economic Cooperation of the of the Department for Foreign Economic Relations of the Ministry of Agricultural Policy of Ukraine; Pechenoga Oleksandr – Deputy Head of Unit for Marketing and Food of the Food Industry Department the Ministry of Agricultural Policy of Ukraine; Prokopenko Valerii – Agrarian Policy Analyst of the Institute for Rural Development; Okopnyi Oleksii – Chief Specialist of Unit for European and International Integration of the Department for Foreign Economic Relations of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine Agricultural Policy of Ukraine; Gyske Svitlana – Chief Specialist of Unit for International Organizations and Coordination of International Projects of the Department for Foreign Economic Relations of the Ministry of Agricultural Policy of Ukraine; Kapustinskyi Oleksandr – Chief Specialist of Unit for State Property and Lease Relations of the Economic and State Property Department of the Ministry of Agricultural Policy of Ukraine; Pakholiuk Vitalii – Head of Unit for Processing Industries Development of the Department of Livestock Markets of the Ministry of Agricultural Policy of Ukraine; Prokopenko Svitlana – Director of Institute for Rural Development; Kinschak Andrii – Deputy Head of Economic and State Property Department of the Ministry of Agricultural Policy of Ukraine; Iuldashev Rustam – Head of Unit for Trade Policy and International Markets of the Department for Foreign Economic Relations Agricultural Policy of Ukraine; Kutepov Sviatoslav – Interpreter of EU Project “Implementation of Ukraine’s commitments under WTO and ENP frameworks in the rural sector”; Bychyk Olena – Interpreter/Translator of EU Project “Implementation of Ukraine’s commitments under WTO and ENP frameworks in the rural sector”; Chernysh Sergiy – Deputy Team Leader of EU Project “Implementation of Ukraine’s commitments under WTO and ENP frameworks in the rural sector”; Bohdan Drozdowskij – Team Leader of EU Project “Implementation of Ukraine’s commitments under WTO and ENP frameworks in the rural sector”.

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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