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  • February 19, 2016
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  • By Damla Beton/Birtan Gökeri

What is Leucism?

No, it’s not Albino! That’s different. Albino individuals look completely white. This is Leucism... 
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  • February 3, 2016
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  • By Damla Beton

CSI-KUŞKOR: Searching for the Last Eagle

Since 2011 KUŞKOR have undertaken annual monitoring of the Bonelli’s Eagle population that persists in Cyprus... 
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  • January 15, 2016
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  • By Robin Snape

Awareness Raising - December 2015

KUŞKOR has always recognized the importance and power of education and awareness raising... 
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  • December 29, 2015
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  • By Robin Snape/Damla Beton

Roller Estates is now open for visitors!

An update on KUSKOR’s project to encourage Roller on the Mesaoria Plain ...

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  • December 25, 2015
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  • By Robin Snape

Update on the Conservation Status of Key Bird Species

The 2015 IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List for birds was launched on October 29th. For birds that are seen regularly in North Cyprus,...
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  • December 23, 2015
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  • By Damla Beton

KUŞKOR Bird Ringing Scheme is now European

During bird ringing, every bird is given a specific number which is marked on the ring fitted to its leg. It’s biometrics age, sex and other details are recorded in a database. In many ways, ringing is like giving a birth certificate to birds...
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  • November 4, 2015
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  • By Gavin Croucher

KUŞKOR’s Monthly Field Trip Reports - October 2015

2015 Autumn Season 2nd field trip was on 10th October. A large group of Kuşkor birders took to a 50-seater coach (an experiment in group transport for large numbers) to take a last look at Geçitköy Dam before the water from Turkey inundates the current geography of the area and quite drastically alters the terrain. ...
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  • October 23, 2015
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  • By Robin Snape

KUŞKOR was at the 17th Büyükkonuk Eco Festival!

Over the last decade, Büyükkonuk villagers have secured grant support through rural development schemes to improve the quality of life in their region....
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  • October 20, 2015
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  • By Damla Beton

A first in North Cyprus: Floating Islands for Birds

During the Kukla Wetlands Bird-watching Centre Project, funded by EU and run with collaboration of Municipality of Beyarmudu, we faced a very serious problem: Stray Dogs! During May we realized a number of dogs at the site and they started to increase in numbers and frequency. 
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  • September 26, 2015
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  • By Joe Shute (The Telegraph)

The battle to stop Cyprus's songbird massacre

On the British Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus, a war is raging between locals wanting to capture and eat songbirds, and the forces trying to stop them. ...
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