IN NUR-SULTAN EXPERTS FROM SEVERAL COUNTRIES DISCUSSED THE CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE HARVEST OF WATERBIRDS


On August 15-16 2019, a workshop on sustainable harvest and conservation of waterbirds was held in the capital of Kazakhstan. 20 participants from three range-states of the Red-breasted Goose population (Ukraine, Russia, and Kazakhstan) took part at the workshop organized by the ACBK in frames of LIFE for Save Flight project. Among them representatives of hunting concessions, state organizations for the protection and control of wildlife, protected areas and scientific institutions.

Participants discussed the general problems of the waterbirds monitoring, sustainable harvest and conservation and shared their countries’ experience. The most controversial discussions were about international cooperation in managing populations along the entire flyway. Trainers from Denmark and Hungary prepared the lectures and tasks for the group work so that participants could improve their knowledge and understanding of the position of other stakeholders.

The LIFE for Save Flight project is implemented in five range-states of the Red-breasted Goose, with the main goal of reducing mortality and disturbance for this species along the flyway, breeding areas and wintering grounds. The project is funded by the European Commission as part of the LIFE program. The international project coordinator is the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB). The ACBK is the project coordinator in Kazakhstan.