Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Arabia 1

The OSME Library has received two reports from Mike Jennings, ABBA Co-ordinator, on recent ABBA surveys conducted in South-west Saudi Arabia (ABBA 42) and North-west Saudi Arabia (ABBA 45). Subscribers to Phoenix can obtain an electronic copy from Mike Jennings ( Hard copies cost £10.00 including postage.

3rd Falconry Festival, UAE, 10-18 December 2011

Falconry but with a concern for the balance of nature Omar Fadhil recently represented Nature Iraq at the third falconry festival held in Al Ain/Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10-18 December 2011. This was the first participation for Iraq at this festival. Nature Iraq emphasised that arabs were the first civilisation to start falconry more than five hundred years ago but that this should be conducted in harmony with nature.