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Conservation on Socotra

Socotra's Western Haggier Mountains

Guest blog by Abdalgamil Mohammed

Socotra Archipelago is one of the biodiversity-rich islands in the world thus gaining wide international recognitions. It is UNESCO-Man and Biosphere Reserve in 2003, UNESCO-Natural World Heritage Site in 2008, and one of the world’s 221 globally important Endemic Bird Areas.

Minutes of the 38th Annual General Meeting

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Minutes of the 38th Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 2nd July at the premises of the British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford, Norfolk, UK

Members Present, Nabegh Ghazal Asswad, Dawn Balmer, Mike Blair, Colin Butler, Chris Clarke, Elaine Cowan, Peter Cowan, Andrew Grieve, Tomas Haraldsson, Ian Harrison, Phil Heath, Mike Jennings, Brian Meadows, Stephen Menzie, Nick Moran, John Mortemore, Yoav Perlman, Bernard Pleasance, Julia Porter, Richard Porter, Richard Price, Beverley Randall, Geoff Randall, Judith Ross, Irene Sabiniarz, Rob Sheldon, Robin Snape, Paul Stancliffe, Cliff Waller . .

The OSME Summer Meeting and 38th AGM

The OSME Summer Meeting and 38th AGM will be held at BTO Headquarters, Thetford, Norfolk on Saturday 2nd July. Doors will open at 10.00am for members and non-members to meet old and new friends over coffee and cake. There is no charge for attending the summer meeting and non-members are most welcome. There is an exciting range of talks lined up focussing on bird conservation projects across the OSME region.

Words from BirdLife International’s Middle East Office

I feel very fortunate that I was born and raised in Jordan - a Mediterranean country blessed with a stunning mix of breathtaking marvels, natural resources and many unique species.

From the time I was a young child I’ve been connected with nature and with this unique mix, this country attracted my environmental interest. I explored the wilderness and observed plants, animals and birds and those experiences . .

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