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Raptor monitoring camp on Kupresko field in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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The second cross-border camp "Birds Without Borders" for biology students and researchers will be organized from August 30th until September 3rd on Kupreško Polje in Bosnia and Hercegovina and hosted by Ornithological society Naše ptice in cooperation with Center for Protection and Research of birds from Montenegro, Protection and Preservation of natural environment in Albania and The Macedonian Ecological Society (MES) from Macedonia.

This edition of the camp will be focused on monitoring of raptor species and such activity will be organized for the first time in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The venue of the camp, Kupresko polje is a karst field which represents one of the centers of biodiversity of Bosnia and Herzegovina and accordingly has the significant role in life and survival of the large number of species, especially raptors. The camp activities will contribute to the increase of knowledge about the raptors-their daily movements, the most represented species, most attractive zones for foraging etc. The ringing of falcons is planned as well.

The camp is being organized as a part of the "Birds without Borders" project which is supported by Western Balkans Fund (WBF), established with the aim of improving the cooperation of the Western Balkans countries and accelerating integration into European Union.

Birds Without Borders-BWB expresses not-tied-country borders nature of the bird species migration and need for joint interventions in order to contribute to the preservation of birdlife diversity in the Adriatic Flyway migration route. This project aims to empower and strengthen cross-border cooperation of environmental civil society organization in the Western Balkans.