On May 30, National Geographic Russia published a material about the yellow-breasted bunting, the little bird of the oatmeal family. The article describes the nesting areas of birds, as well as the reasons for the reduction in the number of yellow-breasted bunting, which in Europe is almost gone.
At the beginning of May 2018, the Lake Baikal Foundation signed an agreement with the Baikal State Reserve on the financial support for the project «Discovering migration routes and wintering areas of Yellow-breasted Bunting (Ocyris aureolus) nesting in Selenga River delta» amounted to 250 000 rubles. The implementation of the project assumes direct tracking of the migratory route of birds living in the Baikal region and in Siberia as a whole, which will lead to conclusions on the necessary measures to preserve the species.
This year, the funds will be allocated for field work and analysis of existing data, as well as for the purchase of necessary equipment for further research of yellow-breasted bunting on the Baikal natural territory.
The full material of National Geographic can be found on the link.