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First breeding records of warblers, wheatear in Iraq

By Laith Ali Al-Obeidi In recent years, Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner) has recorded two breeding firsts in the country. In May 2012, I accompanied Richard Porter in bird surveys in Iraqi Kurdistan,in the ChamiRazan area northwest of the city of Sulaimani. It was here that we got our first sighting of Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus breeding; a pair were collecting …

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Local Perspectives: action for nature and people

Local conservationists from all around the world, working within the BirdLife International Partnership, sent in video messages that show their work and their values. In the video, local conservationists from Fiji, Kenya, Iraq, Uganda, Canada, Kazakhstan, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, the Philippines and Lebanon tell us what nature means to them, show us the work they are doing on the …

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Book review: Birds of the Middle East

By Richard Porter Simon Aspinall and I are pleased and proud to dedicate Birds of the Middle East to BirdLife International’s Middle East conservation programme. Once again it has been great working with world recognised wildlife artists John Gale, Mike Langman and Brian Small. The result is a new book. An entirely new layout with the identification text and maps …

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