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Cyprus Ornithological Society: Invitation
Subject Invitation from Cyprus Ornithological Society, BirdLife Cyprus REMINDER
In celebration of 50 years since the founding of the first Cyprus Ornithological Society, BirdLife Cyprus would like to invite you to an event at the University of Cyprus on the evening of May 24th 2007.
The event will be hosted by our President, Mr Anastasios P. Leventis and will consist of two parts:
i. A lecture on ‘Birds & Man’ by distinguished academic Dr Nigel Collar
ii. The launch of the Cyprus WORLDBIRDS database
Arrival at Cyprus University A.G.Leventis Conference Hall (room B108 - Aglandjia campus)
Address by BirdLife Cyprus President A. P. Leventis, the Dean of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences and other dignitaries
Lecture on ‘Birds & Man’ by
Dr Nigel Collar
Launch of Cypriaca, the Cyprus
R.S.V.P. 22 455 072 by May 15th
Dr. Nigel Collar is a Senior Research Associate at the Department of zoology of Cambridge University. He has worked with Bird Life International since 1981 and has consulted in the Bird Life International Red List of endangered parrot species. He has developed the basis for the Endemic Bird Area concept. Throughout his 25 years with BirdLife, he has worked on the documentation and conservation of threatened birds, writing the international Red Data Book, which so far has resulted in three large volumes, for Africa, the Americas and Asia. He has served BirdLife as Director of Science, Director of Development and Deputy Director, and now works as Leventis Fellow in Conservation Biology, a position part-shared with Cambridge University. He currently has PhD students in Cambodia and the Philippines, but his research interests extend to all tropical areas where threatened birds are in need of study. His particular interest in parrots stems from the time 10 years ago when he was asked to contribute the parrot family to the “Handbook of the Birds of the World”.
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