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Study suggests multi-pronged plan to save Great Indian Bustard

Posted on Monday, May 16th, 2016 by Alex Stott

Great Indian Bustard

Nagpur: For the first time satellite telemetry data has indicated that critically endangered Great Indian Bustard (GIB) use vast tracts of land in addition to the protected areas earmarked for them. This has underlined the importance of protecting and conserving habitats within and outside the sanctuary. A detailed report submitted by Wildlife Institute of India […]

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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, and both are currently having great success with their Great Bustards. The GBG visitors saw one single Drove of 72 Great Bustards. Not long ago […]

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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, 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 develops and the females become the target of the males display. Visitors to […]

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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, 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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International bustard round-up

Posted on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 by David Waters

Saudi royal in Pakistan to hunt endangered Houbara bustard A prince of Saudi Arabia’s royal family has arrived in Pakistan’s Balochistan province for hunting the Houbara bustard, days after the country’s Supreme Court lifted a ban on hunting of the endangered bird… Read more 86 camels seized for creating havoc in Gwalior’s Bustard sanctuary Eighty […]

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Great Bustards on Inside Out West

Posted on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 by David Waters

The Great Bustard Group and Birdworld were featured on Inside Out West on BBC1 last night, with David Waters giving Mike Dilger an update on the re-introduction project.

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Great Bustard Tracking Appeal

Posted on Monday, August 10th, 2015 by Alex Stott

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For the past few weeks, we’ve been running an appeal to help raise funds to track the movements of the birds in the wild. You can read more about the appeal at: http://thecrowdfundingcentre.com/?page=project&id=86FF48 and read about how the system will work. From the CrowdFunder appeal: Releasing the Great Bustards in the UK, seeing the population […]

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