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October

On 6-7 October, 25.000 people attended the 25. EuroBirdwatch, the biggest European birdwaching event. 41 national partners of BirdLife International across Europe and Central Asia invited people to more than 956 different events to observe the fascinating bird migration and see more than 5,2 Million birds on their way southwards to their wintering places.

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Together with the beginning of the autumn migration, it is time to summarize results of the sixth Spring Alive season in Uzbekistan. Despite the fact that in 2018 the international program Spring Alive lost its main donor and stopped allocating grants to participating organizations, our Society held the next Spring Alive season in Uzbekistan! In spring and summer 2018, a total of about 1,170 people, including more than 400 schoolchildren took part in Spring Alive events in Uzbekistan.

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August

On October 6, Saturday, the world environmental community will celebrate EuroBirdwatch - the largest event of the BirdLife Partnership with great public awareness. This is the 25th anniversary of this big event of Birdlife Partners. The focus is in generally on migratory birds and their habitats and especially for this year the 25th Anniversary. Read more on http://www.eurobirdwatch.eu/.

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The new Sandgrouse supplement 4 was issued. It is publishing twice a year by the Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia (OSME).

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Conservation Asia 2018, the largest international conference hosted by the American University of Central Asia and the Society for Conservation Biology - Asia Section on August 6-10 in Bishkek joined over 500 specialists in nature conservation.

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The next issue №37 of UzSPB Digest was published.

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June

In early June, UzSPB once again joined the celebration of one of the most important dates of the environmental calendar - World Environmental Day. More than three and a half thousand environmental actions, held on this day around the world, have set a goal to change attitude towards natural resources. In the Tashkent region, Urungoch lake was chosen as the venue for clean-up to address the problem of household waste.

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The Uzbekistan Society for the Protection of Birds started implementation of practical actions aimed at raising awareness of non-governmental and governmental conservation bodies, educational institutions and local communities of Kashkadarya region about Sociable Lapwing as one of the world's rarest birds.

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May

On May 12-13, conservationists in more than 80 countries took part in the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD), carrying out actions and campaigns to inform about difficulties faced by birds during their migration. The topic of this year's WMBD was 'Unifying our voices for bird conservation'. Following this call, the UzSPB, together with its student clubs held a series of events that were attended by more than 270 people in five regions of Uzbekistan!

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The new 40(1) 2018 volume of Sandgrouse was issued. It is publishing twice a year by Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia (OSME).

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On May 12-13, lovers of birds and nature around the world will celebrate the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) for the twelfth time! This year's WMBD theme 'Unifying our voices for bird conservation!' emphasizes the partnership of this global campaign organizers aimed at raising awareness of the difficulties faced by migratory birds. Uzbekistan Society for the Protection of Birds offers student clubs to organize activities timed to the WMBD at their universities and schools!

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April

We came to the end of the first and the brightest ecological date of spring - the International Bird Day. Starting from this year, the Bird Day has become a real professional holiday for UzSPB supporters. Bird Day 2018 was the most vivid and creative for its 11-year history in our country! Bird observations in five regions of Uzbekistan, scenic shows, exhibitions, master classes, games, quizzes and scientific seminars brought together more than 900 participants! The holiday was largely designed for children: it was attended by about 300 pupils from seven schools, as well as representatives of 'Barkamol avlod' children centers.

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On Sunday, April 1, the first and long-awaited ecological date of spring, the International Bird Day was held in Tashkent Botanical garden! Despite the cloudy day and spring coolness, the holiday turned out to be really warm and bright. Smiles arose on faces of its participants, caused by a variety of contests, master classes and games. The event reached over 90 schoolchildren from different Tashkent schools.

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March

The Lesser White-fronted Goose was crowned bird of the year 2018 in Uzbekistan! The status of this smallest of all geese in Uzbekistan over the past 35 years has changed from an ordinary hunting species to a globally threatened one. The main threat to him is hunting, as the Lesser White-fronted Goose is virtually indistinguishable from the White-fronted Goose, which is an ordinary hunting species. The constantly decreasing numbers of the Lesser White-fronts require immediate conservation actions!

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February

'Wetlands for a sustainable urban future' was the name of the round table organized by UzSPB on 2 February in the Institute of Zoology. It joined UzSPB members, representatives of the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan and legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis (Parliament of Uzbekistan). Participate of the meeting decided that fulfilment of the obligations under the Ramsar Convention depends on effort consolidation of scientific institutions, NGOs and the State Committee for Ecology and Environment Protection.

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January

On 14-21 January 2018, UzSPB members and supporters participated in the International Waterbird Census (IWC) and organised counts on 20 wetlands in seven regions of Uzbekistan. IWC participants observed over 171,000 birds of 65 species! This number is the highest one in the whole history of IWC in Uzbekistan.

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On 5 January, UzSPB organized its first event in 2018 presenting an exclusive calendar. In the calendar children drawings on pebbles selected by results of the drawing competition were included. Presentation of the calendar brought together pupils, their parents and teachers from five Tashkent schools.

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