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Ospreys in the Desert

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He is returning to the UK after a four year spell in Qatar, in the Middle East. Qatar is a small desert state in the Middle East and it’s hot, with summer temperatures above 50 degrees Celsius. In fact, jutting out into the Persian Gulf, Qatar’s peninsular provides an important sanctuary for many migrating birds.

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Sea Shepherd Goes on Mission to Protect Bluefin Tuna

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In Qatar yesterday nations voted down a proposed ban on exporting Atlantic bluefin tuna. But Mr Watson is unfazed by the outcome in Qatar. Looks like they'll need to since nobody else wants to protect them. Greenpeace says the New Zealand Government voted against the ban – spelling disaster for the future of the species.

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The Little Big Year-week 46: All this fun comes to an end

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Qatar Totals: 9. Carol and Livia – Doha, Qatar. Overall World Ranking as per eBird.com 79th. Here are the bird species numbers by country: USA Total: 361. New Zealand Total: 104. Australia Total: 242. South Africa Total: 219. Scotland Totals: 106. Wales Totals: 37. England Totals: 71. Mexico Totals: 238. Costa Rica Totals: 351.

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No Marine Animal Protection from CITES

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The opening line in this USA Today article says it all, "Every proposal to protect marine species at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species meeting in Doha, Qatar was voted down." It's unfortunate, but true, thanks primarily to Japan and China.

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Asian Countries Score Another Victory Over Marine Animals

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Delegates to the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) conference in Qatar voted down three of four proposals to protect sharks. This really sucks. According to the New York Times.

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The Little Big Year 2018: Best Birds of the Year!

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Our time in Doha, Qatar was quite short, and even then hampered by 25-50 MPH winds on a day where the thermometer showed 119 degrees F, but we doggedly pursued whatever we could find. For shear beauty and color, it would be hard to ever find a more amazing group of birds that we found in Costa Rica.

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Week 23: The advenure continues, Stateside

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Qatar species – 9. Australia species – 242. Mexico species – 148. South Africa species – 219. UK ( Scotland, England, Wales) species – 132. New Zealand species – 104.