Conservation Problem

The inventory of Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Uzbekistan has been implemented between 2006 and 2008. As a result 48 IBAs with a total territory of more than 2 million hectares have been identified. Nevertheless, not all territories of the initial list could have been investigated.

Project Activities

This SOS - Save Our Species project, implemented through the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP), surveyed 3 territories of potentially high importance for several threatened birds (such as the Egyptian Vulture, Slender-billed Curlew, and Saker Falcon), and proposed them for IBA nomination. In addition to scientific research, awareness-raising of local communities were carried out in collaboration with a network of student birdwatching clubs and the support of the Uzbekistan Society for the Protection of Birds (UzSPB), the implementer of the IBA program in Uzbekistan.

Project Outcomes

The project aimed to increase the capacity of 30 students in bird census and monitoring techniques, monitor the status of bird populations and threats to the project territories, and to create official Important Bird Areas.

SOS - Save Our Species
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