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On 24-30 May 2017, Great Bustard experts from across the globe met in Ulaanbaatar to plan conservation of the Great Bustard in Asia. The conference hosted experts from 9 countries, including China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, United Kingdom and USA, and included contributions from Iran and Turkmenistan. It should be noticed that Uzbekistan joined the conference on Great Bustard for the first time and was presented by Uzbekistan Society for the protection of Birds.

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On 3 June 2017, UzSPB joined the World Environment Day 2017 celebration and installed garbage collection facilities on Urungoch lake neighbouring IBA 'Oygaing valley' in the framework of the 'Piloting a community-based approach to ecosystems conservation in Uzbekistan' project supported by the Van Tienhoven Foundation for International Nature Protection. Information boards, signs and waste baskets were designed to change visitors' attitude towards pollution of the site and waste issues that are quite urgent.

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On 13 May 2017, during biweekly 'Bird Tuesdays' class in Tashkent Botanic garden UzSPB organized 'Bird Guardians' school brigade that joined 60 pupils of 5-6 years. During the interactive informal sessions, games and excursions children learnt in which cases a nestling found on the ground needs human intervention or should be left to fend for itself.

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On 6 May 2017, UzSPB staff visited Namangan State University in order to support 'Eco Birds' student club working at the Faculty of Natural Sciences. The workshop with 'Eco Birds' club members joined over 80 students and lecturers of the faculty! Its participants entered their observation on Spring Alive website and brainstormed main work directions for 2017-2018 academic year.

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On 3 May 2017, 'Piloting a community-based approach to ecosystems conservation in Uzbekistan' project team met local people, rangers and rural councils of Pskem village on the territory neighbouring IBA 'Oygaing valley'. Participants of the meeting agreed on the garbage collection facilities that will be placed on Urungoch lake by UzSPB. Local people suggested to split placing of the garbage collection facilities in two actions and dedicate them to the World Environment Day in early June. The rest of the facilities will be placed in July.

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Supported by: BirdLife International RSPB Darwin Initiative

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Last modified: 09.06.2017