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Bird monitoring in the OSME region: a joint meeting of OSME/BOC/NHM, 21st November 2015

On the 21st November, OSME are teaming up with British Ornithologists' Club and the Natural History Museum to hold our first joint winter meeting. The meeting will be held at the Flett Theatre at the prestigious Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London. The doors will open at 10.00am and the proceedings will begin at 10.30.

There will be 6 excellent speakers throughout the day and the focus of the meeting will be on 

OSME sends its best wishes to Trevor Poyser who is celebrating his 90th birthday

OSME sends its best wishes to Trevor Poyser who is celebrating his 90th birthday on 21 November. Trevor – of the renowned publishers T&AD Poyser – has been a good supporter of OSME projects as well as publishing books that have been of great value  for the region, including Birds of the Middle East and North Africa and the first edition of Birds of the Middle East.

Mick Carroll aka “Pickering Mick”, 26 August 1947 – 21 October 2015

OSME, like many organisations in the ornithological world, are saddened to hear of the recent death of Mick Carroll, one of our staunchest supporters. Sal Cooke, an OSME Council Member, reflects here on the life and work of this most memorable chap.

Just yesterday (November 4th 2014) I had the privilege of attending the funeral service of Mick Carroll, a long standing OSME member, I had also visited him a number of times whilst he was installed

Iran bans the use of Diclofenac – a step towards safeguarding the future of Asia’s, Africa’s and Europe’s vulture populations

It has been known for some time that the veterinary drug Diclofenac has been the main cause of the unprecedented Asian vulture declines. OSME was therefore extremely pleased to learn of an important announcement made by Iran’s representative at the Second Meeting of Signatories (MOS2) to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU), held 5-8 October 2015 in Trondheim, Norway. This concerns the prohibition of the drug in Iran, including its use, export or import.


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