Former deputy director of science Rustam Habibrakhmanov, who provided further information on wild equid conservation in Altyn Emel NP; Zhanna Tulegenova, Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK
), for great company and interpreting in Altyn Emel NP in November 2011 and for English-Russian-English translation for the manuscript; Eva Klebelsberg and Orken Shaimukhanbetov, ACBK
and Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), for logistical support and hospitality.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity (ACBK) in Kazakhstan will resume a search this week for the sociable lapwing, a bird that breeds almost exclusively on the barren steppe expanses of central Kazakhstan.
Maxim Koshkin, project co-ordinator at the ACBK, said, That should give us a much truer picture of just how well this bird is faring and then we can decide how we can help.