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Rob Strachan, in memoriam

Rob Strachan

El pasado fin de semana se nos fue uno de los integrantes más fieles del equipo TAIB. Un experto en mamíferos a nivel mundial que, desde el año 1993, venía siempre que podía a s’Albufera a compartir su sabiduría y acercarnos a la vida de nuestros primos y primas peludos. Transmitía un enorme entusiasmo e ilusión por este grupo de fauna y por la naturaleza en general.

Todos y todas las que pudimos disfrutar de él ganamos en conocimiento, respeto y admiración por la vida que nos rodea pero, sobretodo, ganamos un amigo. Rob era una persona hermosa: alegre y sonriente, vital, siempre dispuesto con su mejor ánimo tanto para salir al campo como para hacer una rica comida; tímido y discreto, quizá por saber tanto, aunque sin problemas a la hora de cantar con una escoba de micrófono y bailar con toda la intención.

Han sido muchas las lindas experiencias que a su lado hemos acumulado los voluntarios y voluntarias a lo largo de los más de 20 años de vínculo con el proyecto. Seguro que todos y todas tendrían la suya propia que contar. De momento, esperamos que la llegada de esta triste noticia haga que, quienes le conocieron, rememoren un bello recuerdo.

Hasta siempre, Otterman!

Nick Riddiford, winner of the Nature of Scotland 2013 award

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At TAIB, we are proud to announce that our principal investigator, Nick Riddiford, has won the prestigious Nature of Scotland award of the RSPB, which recognises and celebrates excellence, innovation and exceptional achievement in nature conservation in Scotland.


Riddiford ‘s award was in the marine conservation category in recognition of his efforts, along with those of the people of Fair Isle where he lives, to seek sustainable management and protection for the waters around Fair Isle through theFair Isle Marine Environment & Tourism Initiative (FIMETI).


The award, sponsored by the Scottish agency responsible for the marine environment and fish, Marine Scotland, was presented by the Scottish fisheries minister, Richard Lochhead, during a ceremony celebrated in Edinburgh on 30th October 2013.

2012 TAIB Annual report

You can download the annual report of the activities carried out by TAIB in 2012.

The report includes:

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<li>Project report of training camp and international scientific research in the Natural Park of Albufera of Majorca. [CA]</li>
<li>Fieldwork TAIB training at the Albufera Natural Park in Mallorca. [EN]</li>
<li>Inventory biota associated water Sails path are Fornari. [CA]</li>
</ul>

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24 years, 50 nationalities and an end to Funding

Despite 24 years of successful international capacity building field courses and 50 nationalities trained in protected area management, we are unable to announce fieldwork dates for 2013: all our funding has been cut.

From the very start, in 1989, TAIB’s project Monitoring Mediterranean Wetlands has successfully integrated training with field research. The trainees have been mainly graduates in life sciences and those working in conservation projects such as Protected Areas management. In 24 years of activity we have hosted participants from many parts of the world and in 2012 we reached the milestone of 50 nationalities with a participant from Guinea Bissau. We are particularly proud of our efforts in the training of personnel from developing countries.

Sadly, these efforts are now on hold. Funding for our project was cut by 70% in 2012 and this year TAIB has no funding at all. Members of the group are looking for alternative sources but for the moment no international fieldwork training courses can be announced.