Archive for September, 2010

Great Bustard release, part 2

Posted on Monday, September 27th, 2010 by Lynne Derry

Great Bustard, Pink 5, on Salisbury Plain, shortly after release. Photo by John Burnside

Last week, GBG were joined by our good friend and colleague Prof. Juan Carlos Alonso from Spain’s Museum of Natural Science, in Madrid. Juan Carlos has been working with GBG since 2007, helping to fit GPS satellite transmitters to the UK released Great Bustards. On Thursday (23rd Sept) we fitted 12 birds with GPS transmitters […]

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The GBG Grand Auction 2010 – photos

Posted on Sunday, September 26th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

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Smithsonian’s National Zoo Receives Prestigious Award

Posted on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 by Charlie Moores

The National Zoo’s Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori team received the prestigious Edward H. Bean Award Sept. 15 from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums for its work on the long-term propagation, physician breeding and management of Kori Bustards. This award recognizes institutions that contribute to the reproductive success of one or more species and/or subspecies. […]

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Ukrainian Delegation visits GBG

Posted on Sunday, September 19th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

September 17th: David Waters, Director of the GBG, this web 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 […]

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The GBG joins Just Giving

Posted on Thursday, September 16th, 2010 by Alex Stott

The Great Bustard Group has joined Just Giving, sickness the easiest way to fund-raise for your favourite charity. Each year the Great Bustard Group must raise enough to fund the continuation of the project to reintroduce this magnificent bird to the UK. This is not only time consuming, for sale but extremely costly and effort […]

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The Bustards are out!

Posted on Friday, September 10th, 2010 by Lynne Derry

Yesterday saw the first of this year’s Great Bustards to be released into the wild. Five male Great Bustards were released into the Bustard Pen at the reintroduction site on Salisbury Plain. All birds were fitted with wingtags (this year’s colour is a nice shade of pink) and two were fitted with GPS enabled PTT […]

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Say hello, say goodbye…

Posted on Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

Say hello to Kath Shaw, dosage an undergraduate at Cornwall College, University of Exeter, who is working with the GBG this month as part of her third-year course on Research Biology and Ecology… …and say goodbye to one of our oldest and longest-serving Land Rovers which has today shuffled off its suspension coils and gone […]

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Otis web archive launched

Posted on Monday, September 6th, 2010 by Alex Stott

Today we launched the web archive for Otis Magazine – the official publication of the Great Bustard. This years back issues are available to read and download on the Otis website at Otis features news on Great Bustards both in the UK and worldwide, sales as well as updates on conservation, check details about […]

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Fergus poses for his portrait!

Posted on Monday, September 6th, 2010 by Alex Stott

Artist and Friend of the Bustard Romaine Dennistoun once again visited Fergus at his home in the Hawk Conservancy Trust in Andover to capture more of his perfectly practised poses. Fergus loves the camera and to keep up with his growing fanbase he now has his own Facebook page. Romaine has now completed the picture […]

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Visit to GBG: John Corder and Zhang Jing

Posted on Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 by Charlie Moores

David Waters, more about Director of the GBG, abortion today hosted John Corder (a prominent member of the World Pheasant Association, information pills 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 […]

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