Wednesday 15 August 2012

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund supports NBI conservation in Morocco

    The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund has granted SEO/BirdLife with US$5,000 in order to mark some NBI with GPS tags.
    The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund is a significant philanthropic endowment established to do the following:
    1- Provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives
    2- Recognize leaders in the field of species conservation; and
    3- Elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate 

Tuesday 14 August 2012

Eastern population: Odeinat stops transmitting

Our colleague Chris Bowden reports us that, sadly, Odeinat has stopped transmitting. The team responsible of his monitoring had hoped this might have been a temporary blip, but this now seems unlikely.
Although the solar-powered satellite tag has already transmitted for slightly longer than the manufacturers expected, it is rather worrying that it was an abrupt stop. We will obviously give any updates if things change, and any further interpretation on what may have happened. We hope to get the regular Ethiopian wintering site checked early next year, but its possible there may not be much to add until then. 
Unfortunately the site where Odeinat has overwintered the past years has not been possible to reach and check.
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