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Great Knots (Endangered) and Bar-tailed Godwits (Near Threatened) feed here © Jens Eriksen

Irreplaceable: Barr Al Hikman, Arabian peninsula...

Tue, 02/02/2021
Barr Al Hikman in Oman is a vital rest stop for more than half a million birds, boasting some of the highest shorebird densities of any intertidal mudflat. The formal protection of this site would therefore secure a crucial, truly irreplaceable, hub for migratory birds.
Common Quail caught in a 'mist net' © Watter AlBahry

Scale of illegal bird killing in the Middle East...

Tue, 27/08/2019
A study out today, for the first time, estimates the scale and extent of the illegal killing and taking of wild birds in the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq and Iran. Using a diverse range of data sources and incorporating expert knowledge, we estimate that at least 1.7–4.6 million birds of at least 413 species may be killed or taken illegally each year in this region, many of them on migration. Worryingly, this is likely to be an underestimate as data were unavailable for parts of the region.

World species are waiting for a serious...

Sun, 20/11/2016
For the Middle East, discussing adaptation needs and making it binding is crucial. All world species are waiting for a serious implementation of the climate deal.

Record flock of Sociable Lapwings discovered in...

Fri, 11/02/2011
Exciting news has just reached us that a country record flock of 90+ Sociable Lapwings was present at Salalah in Oman on Christmas Day, 2010.