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  • Call For Papers: Travellers In Ottoman Lands – The Botanical Legacy
    by Felicity Anderson on November 11, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Call for paper submissions for a two-day seminar Saturday May 13 – Sunday May 14 2017 at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, presented by the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE) in conjunction with the Centre for Middle Eastern Plants, part of the Royal Botanic Garden. Contributions are welcome

  • Birds of Peramagroon App live
    by Sophie Neale on June 2, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    An identification app for the 133 bird species of Peramagroon Mountain in Iraq has just been released.  This is part of our Iraqi Darwin Initiative project and is designed to be an easy-to-use identification tool for education, training and monitoring purposes. The next step is to create a Kurdish language version.        

  • Dragons, rare goats, owls and night owls
    by Sophie Neale on December 23, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Richard Porter talks about this autumn's Darwin Initiative trip to Kurdistan

  • Botanists help Socotra bird studies
    by Sophie Neale on August 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Richard Porter of BirdLife International explains how botanical work on Socotra has enabled the study of the islands birds.

  • The 8th Plant Life of South West Asia conference
    by s74admin on June 27, 2013 at 11:19 am

    The 8th Plant Life of South West Asia conference starts next week. More details at or for late registrations contact