Conservation of Migratory Raptors in a Geographical Convergence Zone At the Eastern Black Sea in South West Georgia

Organization University of Groningen

Director: Wouter Vansteelant

Country/countries of implementation: Georgia

Geographical coverage: Provincial

Source: The Rufford Foundation

Start Date: 2011-08-01

End Date: 2012-02-01


Keywords Conservation Migratory Raptors Batumi Bottleneck Eastern Black Sea South West Georgia


Batumi Raptor Count aims to construct community-based conservation of migratory raptors under threat of illegal hunting in Batumi, Georgia, by (1) hosting an international volunteer-based monitoring program and (2) research collaborators in local home-stays, (3) educating regional students and (4) developing sustainable socioeconomic models for exploitation of raptors such as ecotourism development.

Participants Wouter Vansteelant