A special issue of the ornithological journal Sandgrouse contains seventeen articles focusing on the Great Bustard, including many authored by partners of the Eurasian Bustard Alliance! This set of articles constitutes a complete geographic coverage of the species’ range in Central Asia, with additional coverage in the Caucasus and Turkey. Each article contains a population estimate, assessment of threats, and recommendations for conservation action.
The publication of this collection, was made possible through funding from Trust for Mutual Understanding as well as support from the Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia (OSME). An electronic copy of the special issue, with translations of abstracts into regional languages, is forthcoming. The special issue is edited by Dr Mimi Kessler and Dr Nigel Collar, Co-chairs of the IUCN Bustard Specialist Group.