A monument of world class bird photography that combines scientific accuracy in a large-format, luxurious presentation, “Birds of Kuwait: A Comprehensive Visual Guide”, was presented last month by its sponsors, the Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Company (KUFPEC). Its quality reflects the personal and dedicated involvement in its production of KUFPEC Chairman, Mr Nizar Al-Adsani.
Conceived, approved and published in a record time frame of only 9 months, this book aspires to educate Kuwaitis and the international community on the abundant wealth of bird species living in or passing through its territory. 391 species are featured in the book, with 95% of the photographs taken within country limits, by 18 very talented and dedicated Kuwaiti or Kuwait-based amateur birdwatchers and photographers. 36 photographers have participated in total. The book was put together and produced by Biodiversity East and the Kuwait Ornithological Rarities Committee (KORC).
An elaborate introduction on the country’s birding sites and general birding information precedes the species pages. Consecutively, the individual species plates comprise photos accompanied by a concise and precise description together with English, Arabic and Scientific names, as well as IUCN status for each species.
Not available for retail, the book is currently freely distributed to interested stakeholders, such as public authorities and educational facilities. It aspires to increase awareness and promote respect of avian diversity, proactive conservation measures and improved legislative frameworks discouraging uncontrolled hunting and illegal trade, which interfere with natural processes and may lead to severe threats to the survival of some species.
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For more information on the book contact:
Nancy Papathanasopoulou at [email protected]