Karagandy, Kazakhstan, 22-24 November 2008 - A group of dedicated students from a number of birdwatching clubs in Kazakhstan took part in a special two day conference hosted by the WOW Regional Center for Central Asia and the Caucasus States. The conference, which was supported by the Van Tienhoven Foundation took place from 22-24 November 2008 in the city of Karagandy in Kazakhstan and gave the students the opportunity to present their annual achievements in nature conservation and bird monitoring.
Founded by the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK), 7 Birdwatching Clubs with 126 students from Kazakhstan have been monitoring Important Bird Areas (IBAs) nearby their universities. With ACBK providing them with the necessary equipment and training, the students are now able to obtain important monitoring data of non-protected areas.
For more information on this project and ACBK plans to enlarge the number of student Birdwatching Clubs in the region, please see the full report which was sent to us by Marina Koshkina, the Regional Development Officer at the WOW Regional Center for Central Asia and the Caucasus States in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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