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Birds and People

Birds and People, Russia

Name of organisation: Non-commercial Partnership “Birds & People”

Funding support: $ 40000

Number of staff:  4

Number of visitors per year:  200

Overall aims of the centre

Nature conservation and environmental education

Description of the centre

B&P is located in Moscow. We provide site visits for birdwatchers in Important Birds Areas (IBA) around of Moscow

Main CEPA work areas

Website, school lessons, ecological camps, ecological competitions, mass media publications and interviews.

On-going projects:

–           Moscow State Departments of Nature Use and Environmental Protection, “Development of Animals’ Monitoring System on Protected Areas in Moscow”, 2011-2012;
–           MATRA-WWF-Wetlands International, “Establishing a network of educational wetland centres in European Russia to promote wetland conservation through the development and implementation of a СЕРА (Communication, Education, Participation and Awareness) Action Plan”, 2011-2013;
–           Annual International competition of ecological school children educational-scientific projects “Nature, Man and Country”, since 2009;
–           Moscow State Departments of Nature Use and Environmental Protection, “Birding Cup of the Capital”, since 2010.
–           Moscow State Departments of Nature Use and Environmental Protection, “World Wetland Day-2012 on Moscow Protected Areas”;
–           Birding Rally – private donations.

Top three successes

UNEP-GEF “Development of a Wetlands Site and Flyway Network for Conservation of the Siberian Crane and Other Migratory Waterbirds in Asia” Project, 2006-2010;
KNIP 2009-061, “Creating DataBase and Interactive Map of Ecological Network in Upper Volga and West Dvina River Basins”, 2009-2010;
MATRA–WWF-Wetlands International, “Conservation of Transboundary Belarussian-Russian and Russian-Ukrainian Wetlands”, 2009-2010: see website

Top three challenges

Interpretation techniques

Producing written materials

Visitor centres

Building / maintaining structures

Participation

Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers

Education and communication

Delivering adult education; Working with secondary schools

General

PR and marketing; Fund-raising; Project planning

Julia Gorelova; 20,Novokhoroshevky proezd, Moscow, Russia; julia-gorelova@yandex.ru; +7 916 952 35 54; jgorelova

Website address:

http://birder.ru

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