23-Dec-2010, views: 2414
by Camillo Ponziani, WOW Project Coordination Unit
Lakes are safe havens for wild animals and Lake Burdur in Turkey is no exception. Being on a key migration route of birds, Lake Burdur is a special place, particularly for waterbirds. More than 100,000 waterbirds rest around the lake, which does not freeze during winter due to its salty alkaline water. The most famous winter visitor is the White-headed duck. As a worldwide endangered species, half of the White-headed ducks spend the winter here. They cross thousands of kilometers to come here and are the symbol of Burdur. But this rare species’ days at Lake Burdur could be numbered.
13-Dec-2010, views: 4821
Bonn, 13 December 2010 – A sub-regional Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop on “The flyway approach to the conservation and wise use of waterbirds and wetlands” took place in Astana and Korgalzhin Nature Reserve, Kazakhstan from 25-30 October 2010.
08-Dec-2010, views: 5842
Bonn / Cambridge, 8 December 2010 - The Wings Over Wetlands (WOW) Project is being featured in the December 2010 edition of World Birdwatch Magazine. This is the second time the WOW Project has been featured in World Birdwatch - BirdLife's world renowned international magazine about birds.
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