<![CDATA[BirdLife case study of the day]]> en 21st Sep 2014 21st Sep 2014 <![CDATA[BirdLife case study of the day - In Central Asia a new generation of conservation professionals is emerging from student bird clubs]]> In Central Asia, BirdLife Affiliates are building conservation capacity for the future. A network of student bird clubs established across Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan is helping to fill the gap left when professional conservationists and researchers emigrated after the break-up of the Soviet Union. Participating students receive training in practical conservation skills and contribute to research projects such as those studying the Critically Endangered Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarious.