BirdLife: The Magazine Jan-Mar 2018 - Page 59

Sociable Lapwing, Talimarzhan Photo Boris Nedosekov 4 Sociable Lapwing flock Photo Boris Nedosekov 2 UzSPB has worked tirelessly to improve environmental education in Uzbekistan. Photo UzSPB and volunteers who solve important environmental problems in partnership with the government, other NGOs and different public bodies, dedicated to democracy and sustainable development.” It quickly became clear that the fate of UzSPB and the sustainable, responsible development of this newly independent state went hand in hand. The Uzbek government recognised as much, honouring the NGO with a high-profile award given by former president Islam Karimov in 2016, recognising their contribution to the country’s development in terms of nature conservation, scientific research and environmental education. Uzbekistan represents an important stopover area on the Central Asian Flyway. Over half of the world’s population of the Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius is found at the Talimarzhan IBA, a trans-boundary area shared with Turkmenistan, and the Kyzylkum Desert is important for migrating and breeding Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis undulata. A fully researched Action Plan for the Sociable Lapwing remains one of UzSPB’s proudest achievements. “We are really proud of this b &B&VrW"6VG'( 626&b( vRfVV6V6Rb&W76&ƗG( FW"&W6VFr7V66W722FRRw&vদbFV"ffR7GVFVB&&GvF6r6V'2fVBBWVfW'6FW2&VBFR6VG'FW6R6V'2Bǒ7WǒFR6tvF&גbfVFVW'2BGW&RVFW67G2'WB6VFf7FW"FRgWGW&R66W'fFVFW'2bW&V7FRf&W"7GVFV@fVFVW"vVBFVBFRW&V7Fद"#( "&&FƖfP'FW f7G6VW@V"f&VC#pV&W"bVVW36GvgVFR6FbF6V@vF'&6W2'V&6&BBVW07GVFVB6V'2v&V@vFffP6VG'f7FfS&&W7B&&C66&Pvp&FG3FW6W'BVF2vWFG2&&f&W7@V&W"b$3S V&W"bVRFP6VG'fW"3"֖ƖCVR&BV67V&PWG&R&Vv&FW72`'F6RF&FfW'6G7W'&6rf7B&W@W&V7FB2WG&VR6FVF6ƖFRFVW&GW&W06&V632vFW BS27VW 6FVגb66V6W2FW'FVBb&Fw2FR6V6B&vW7B6VG&66VG'v66&7G2FRvW7BVFFV6GW&V7F( 2GW&R2VFW"7&V6pV&W77W&RFRw&7VGW&R&6V@V6גvW2WV677FV2@&&G2&RF&VFVVB'FVf&W7FFGW7G&7FfG6r"vFW"vVVB@&V7&VFB66RV6bFR6VG'( 0FW'&F'2FW6W'B6W2FB&R7VF&Rf 6fW'6Fw&7VGW&R&RVFW"FV6P&W77W&RFW266W'fFW&V7Fগ2&V6֖r7&V6vǒG2vF6VG&6VB&V7G2VrBF&VPfw66FW3FRW7Fr$vFPB7W'&VFrFW6W'BfVBFRƷVФFW6W'CFVF$ԷWF72fVBFRVF3BFfW'7FFRf&W7G'@VFrvVVB&V$FRVVP&&f&W7BW5"2v&rvF66VFW0FFWfV( 6FR7F>( F&VBFV66FBFfW'vFW"vVV@&VvRv2FWfVVBF7FFR&fW"G'rW7VW"F2v26WfVB'&V67G'V7FpFRB6V6R77FV626VBFVVFRvFW"WfV2FR6VFW&V'&FV7FrfFvWFB&FB'v&rvFFR66VGB7V6fF&&B&FG2W5"2&RF&V7'VBfV&Rv&f&6PvR&VVfFr&FVRBvFƖfR'WBN( 2BW7BW&V7F( 2&&G2FB&PVFW"F&VBRbW5.( 2&vvW7BF'2( 06fW&r6&R67G27V62ff6RB6&W0( 22BFVgVFrvFWB7vgB7FF2fVFvƖr&v6Fv62&VG6Wfr6V6vfRF7WB6'BG0W&F2'VR#( FRvR&W&Ff"FRFfW'6'WfVBbW"66WGv26VFVB'F2Ww>( 6&b6fFVBW5"2VVBF7&VBWF2`6W&F&WGvVVvfW&VBBt2( 0F7W&Rb7W7F&ƗGB6VG7&B֖G7BFR&V&'Fb6VG'VW&vpg&G26fWBVv7BV6֖266RFRVVBf"7V6&v6Fr&PFWfW"27'V6G2vfFR2vfVFFRf'&2BgWGW&RbFRVF&R6VG'FPƖvBbW5"2&RF&WBFRF( 0&&G2( 2N( 2&WBG2VRFS