Archive for February, 2011

David Waters gives update on LIFE+ funding

Posted on Monday, February 28th, 2011 by Alex Stott

“The GBG is thrilled with the EU grant to the UK Great Bustard project through the LIFE+ programme. The grant was awarded to the RSPB and is split between the RSPB, the GBG , University of Bath and Natural England. The grant pays 75% of the LIFE+ project costs, and, as with most grants, the […]

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Judges, Bishops and Bustards

Posted on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 by Alex Stott

A stuffed Bustard in front of the pulpit

How are these unlikely combinations brought together? The answer is a church service held last weekend in Wiltshire. The High Sheriff of Wiltshire organised a service to celebrate the Rule of Law in Wiltshire. The front row of the pews was taken by the senior judges in scarlet robes trimmed with ermine and toped by […]

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Kate Ashbrook joins the project team with the new LIFE+ funding

Posted on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 by Alex Stott

A photo of Dr Kate Ashbrook

Dr Kate Ashbrook has been employed through the LIFE+ funding, to work full time on the Great Bustard Project. Kate will be responsible for monitoring the Great Bustards in the UK, and be combining data gathering in the field with analysis of all Great Bustard sightings.

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New CCTV system being installed

Posted on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 by Alex Stott

The work party digs a ditch for a new cable

A new CCTV system is being installed at the project site. It will be used to monitor both older wild birds returning to the site and to watch the behaviour of the newly released birds. The interaction of the new and old birds is key to the survival of the new birds. To be able […]

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Bustard Talks w/ending 06 Feb 2011

Posted on Saturday, February 5th, 2011 by Charlie Moores

The sixth ‘Bustard Talks’, information pills the official Great Bustard Group Podcast is now available. ‘Bustard Talks’, is hosted by GBG blogger and podcaster Charlie Moores. In this podcast Charlie talks with the GBG’s Director David Waters about the newly-announced EU LIFE+ grant and the need to continue fundraising, and also to the GBG’s Marketing […]

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Russian Schools update

Posted on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 by Alex Stott


Suzy Elkins and David Waters returned from a week-long trip to Russia last week, check the purpose of which was to further ties between schools in the UK and Russia.  The Great Bustard Group has a strong commitment towards promoting education, check especially in regard to the natural world. A new page has been added […]

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Cycle to Saratov: February update

Posted on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 by Alex Stott

Update: David Waters, cialis 40mg GBG Director, information pills has now cycled 669 miles! A full update will be issued shortly. Despite the cold winter weather, our intrepid cyclists have been peddling hard on the roads of Wiltshire and in the gym. Two hypothetical routes are being cycled, Salisbury Plain to Saratov, and Saratov back […]

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