Birds and People

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Last updated: August 5th, 2019

Birds and People, Russia

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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

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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

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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

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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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