Conference “Advancing Conservation Of Great Bustards In Asia” Concludes

Experts from nine countries gathered in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, to share information on the status and threats to the Great Bustard in Asia and make recommendations for conservation of the species. This information will be incorporated into a Proposal for Concerted Action on the Great Bustard in Asia, and the revision of the Action Plan for the bird’s conservation in Asia. Major threats in Asia include illegal hunting, poisoning, failed reproduction due to incompatible agricultural methods, and loss of key wintering habitat. This conference was supported by the Mongolian Government, organized by the Eurasian Bustard Alliance and Wildlife Science and Conservation Center of Mongolia, and funded by Trust for Mutual Understanding.

May 2017