“We want to bring nature closer to the people” Andreas Pittl Head of Marketing Nature – Swarovski Optik
Alia was initially satellite-tagged in central Kazakhstan in early June 2010. You can see a video of this taking place here. After her chicks fledged she has remained close to her nesting site with the other Sociable Lapwings in her … Continued
Abaj was initially tagged in central Kazakhstan in early June 2010. Since then he has remained close to his nesting site with the other Sociable Lapwings in his breeding colony. As of August 6th 2010 Abaj had still not embarked … Continued
The Sociable Lapwing Project has been running since 2004, the year the Sociable Lapwing was uplisted to the category “Critically Endangered” on the basis of severe population declines. Each year since then, researchers have collected data on numbers, habitat use, distribution and nesting success on the breeding grounds in Kazakhstan.
“Over the coming months we invite you to follow the amazing journey of a remarkable and Critically Endangered bird – The Sociable Lapwing – as it makes arduous migrations to and from its breeding grounds in Kazakhstan and its wintering grounds in tropical Africa,The Middle East and India”
Jim Lawrence – Development Manager – BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme.