Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds (USPB)
The mission of USPB is to conserve the biodiversity of Ukraine by saving birds, sites and biotopes.
- Study and preservation of birds, their natural habitats, rehabilitation of deteriorated habitats
- Developing the network of coordinators and caretakers to monitor Important Bird Areas and conduct other activities
- Advocating and assisting in the establishment and supervision of reserves within areas important for one or several threatened bird species
- Cooperating with governmental agencies to improve environmental legislation and its implementation
- Organising conferences, meetings, discussions, lectures, contests, exhibitions, courses, field trips and other events to promote ornithological and environmental ideas
- Organising and promoting ecotourism activities
- Publications about birds, nature, sustainable use of natural resources
- Establishing regional branches, maintaining membership base
- Soliciting volunteers for practical work
- Working closely with teachers in an effort to engage students
- Emphasising the importance of membership
- Carrying out assessment of the impact of wind farm developments on ornithological interests
Could you conduct your research from the bottom of a subterranean lake? This is the reality for scientists who wish to find out all they can about the remarkable cave-dwelling wildlife of Bosnia & Herzegovina – before it’s too late
Today, BirdLife International released the European Red List of Birds 2021. The Red List reviews the regional extinction risk of 544 bird species in over 50 countries and territories in Europe and follows the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria applied at regional level. Each species extinction risk is evaluated from ‘Least Concern’ to ‘Extinct’.
Close to where I live in Cambridgeshire, in the East of England, is one of my favourite nature reserves – Ouse Fen. It is a classic reedbed with bitterns booming and marsh harrier gliding gracefully overhead.