Nine Speakers Focus On Bustard Conservation At SCB-Asia

A symposium organized at the Society for Conservation Biology Asia Section conference in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan has brought attention to the need for conservation action for three bustard species in northern Eurasia: Great Bustard, Little Bustard, and Asian Houbara Bustard. Presentations were prepared by Nigel Collar, chair of the IUCN Bustard Specialist Group, Muyang Wang, John Burnside, Dashnyam Batsuuri, Maxim Koshkin, Elena Kreuzberg, Manuel Morales, Mimi Kessler, and Gang Liu. The panel described poaching, collisions with powerlines, and incompatible agricultural practices as major threats to these birds.

June 2018

Photo: M. Wang