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Killing birds is not cool: raising awareness of bird conservation among young people at the Batumi bottleneck

The project addressed the illegal killing of raptors in the coastal part of Ajara (South West Georgia), which has recently been described as one of the most important migration bottlenecks in the world. Killing (shooting) of raptors in the region is widespread and forbidden by law. SABUKO and  Batumi Raptor Count, has developed an approach [...]

Killing birds is not cool: raising awareness of bird conservation among young people at the Batumi bottleneck 2017-12-15T15:25:51+00:00

Batumi Raptor Trail Development

The foothills of the Lesser Caucasus along the Black Sea Coast in Georgia forms on one of the world's biggest bottlenecks for migrating raptors. More than one million birds of prey pass through this region, during migration seasons in spring and autumn, the flight is very diverse, and at least 35 different species of raptors [...]

Batumi Raptor Trail Development 2017-12-12T18:52:41+00:00

Education Component manager

Position title - Education component manager For Imperial Eagle Conservation in Georgia   Project Summary The Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) is classified as globally vulnerable and decreasing by IUCN. The steppe zone of East Georgia and West Azerbaijan forms an important breeding and wintering site holding an estimated 45-60 breeding pairs (Demerdzhiev et al. [...]

Education Component manager 2017-12-12T12:43:15+00:00

European Breeding Bird Atlas ( EBBA2) In Georgia

A New European Breeding Bird Atlas – EBBA2 is an exciting new challenge for European ornithology providing vital data for conservation. It is one of the most ambitious biodiversity mapping project ever attempted. It should be noted that it is already second time that Georgia participates in a project. The new Atlas is expected to document [...]

European Breeding Bird Atlas ( EBBA2) In Georgia 2017-12-15T15:16:56+00:00

The Importance Of HeidelbergCement Quarries In The Kaspi Region For Birds

Project Start Date: 01.03.2015 Project End Date: – 15.12.2015 The surroundings of Saskhori quarry site offer a diversity of habitat types, ranging from riverine forest, cliffs sides and pastures to steppe areas. This is reflected in an exceptionally rich bird community, with several rare and globally threatened species breeding nearby. Part of the region has [...]

The Importance Of HeidelbergCement Quarries In The Kaspi Region For Birds 2017-12-11T20:37:14+00:00

Assessment of Conservation Needs for Eastern Imperial Eagle in Georgia

Project Start Date: 01.07.2014 Project End Date: 30.06.2015 The Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) is classified as vulnerable and decreasing by BirdLife International. Eastern Georgia’s steppes form an important breeding and wintering site for this species, holding an estimated 35-50 breeding pairs. However the population may saturate due to the lack of nesting sites because [...]

Assessment of Conservation Needs for Eastern Imperial Eagle in Georgia 2017-12-11T20:24:31+00:00

Conservation of Raptors in Batumi Flyway, Ajara Region, Georgia

Project Start Date: 01-06-2016 Project End Date: 01.12.2016 Batumi Bottleneck is a spectacular destination and flight here is very diverse. At least 35 different species of raptors have been observed migrating through the region. Unfortunately this migration process is impacted by massive killing of birds and indiscriminate hunting and falconry, a deeply rooted tradition in [...]

Conservation of Raptors in Batumi Flyway, Ajara Region, Georgia 2017-12-11T20:48:06+00:00

Transboundary initiative for restoration of the Eastern Imperial Eagle’s population in the Southern Caucasus

Increase of the Georgian population of Eastern Imperial Eagle by increased availability and protection of existing and potential nest sites. The project will be implemented in the transboundary zone of Georgia and Azerbaijan, which is most important area for breeding populations of the Eastern Imperial Eagles in the Caucasus Eco region. The project will be [...]

Transboundary initiative for restoration of the Eastern Imperial Eagle’s population in the Southern Caucasus 2017-12-11T19:20:04+00:00