Presenting at OSME meeting 21 Nov at the NHM, London
On Saturday 21st November, Gareth and James will be joining conservation colleagues at a joint meeting of the Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME) and the British Ornithology Club (BOC) to be held at the Natural History Museum in London.
We will present about the development of the waterbird monitoring project in Kuwait, which we have been working on since February 2014 with Kuwait’s Public Authority for Agriculture and Fish Resources and the Environment Public Authority. In January this year we managed a team of in-country staff and volunteers to conduct the first coordinated counts of Kadma Bay and Sulaibikhat Bay and submitted data to Wetlands International for the International Waterbird Census (IWC). Ten species have now been found in numbers that exceed the 1% threshold for the flyway population.
We’re also looking forward to hearing the other really interesting talks from others working in the Middle East region and a chance to share tales and best practice methodology.
Find out more about the meeting here – it is free to attend, although donations from non-members of OSME or BOC are welcomed.