IUCN COMMISSION GROUP

IUCN SSC Bustard Specialist Group

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Overview and description

Description:
With over half of species at conservation risk, the bustard family (Otididae) is one of the most threatened families of birds. Bustards face a variety of anthropogenic threats, including poisoning ...
With over half of species at conservation risk, the bustard family (Otididae) is one of the most threatened families of birds. Bustards face a variety of anthropogenic threats, including poisoning, powerline collisions, poaching, agricultural intensification, and free - ranging dogs. The challenge of addressing these threats is compounded by the long - distance, and often irregular, movements made by many populations of bustards. The Bustard Specialist Group (BSG) works to increase communication and collaboration among bustard researchers and conservation actors, develop and communicate best practices for their conservation, and raise awareness and concern for bustards.

Group leadership

Prof Nigel COLLAR

Co-Chair

Dr Mimi KESSLER

Co-Chair

At a glance

Official name:
IUCN SSC Bustard Specialist Group
Associated Commissions: