Uzbekistan Society for the Protection of Birds (UzSPB)
The mission of UzSPB is the conservation of birds as indicators of environment, conservation of bird habitats and other elements of biodiversity with development of conservation initiatives, close cooperation with state, non-governmental and local organizations. We support increase of numbers of professional ornithologists and conservation specialists.
- To propose and prepare the documentation for new protected areas based on the outcomes of the IBA inventory for Uzbekistan
- To develop and implement an IBA monitoring programme
- To improve the conservation status of priority IBAs through the development of Site Management Plans (in the case of Protected Areas) and Site Action Plans (for currently unprotected sites)
- To conduct research of rare and globally threatened bird species and develop plans and strategies for their conservation
- To inform people, scientific community and decision-making persons about problems of key species and key conservation issues, and about UzSPB and their activities
- To develop and widen the UzSPB network to promote representation among the country’s key conservation area
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.
This weekend we celebrate both World Migratory Bird Day and World Mental Health Day. For Claire Thompson, author of The Art of Mindful Birdwatching: Reflections on Freedom Being, bird flight is a symbol of freedom, representing the ability to soar through life without limitations.