On September 30th 2016, KUŞKOR’s Damla
Beton and Robin Snape manned a stall and set up mist nets at Büyük Han in the
old city of central Nicosia, as part of the EU Civic Space’s “Open Door
Festival”. Information and practical demonstrations were given to hundreds of
Cypriot college students, who passed through the event in groups, on the study
of ornithology for conservation, climate change and the problem of illegal
trapping on Cyprus.
On October 21st 2016, Damla Beton gave a presentation on
biodiversity and conservation to pupils of Nicosia TMK (grammar school).
On November 14th, 15 pupils from TED College in
Nicosia attended a ringing demonstration at a wetland bordering their school
complex, organized by KUSKOR Bird Ringing Scheme. They learned about wetland
habitats and biodiversity, ornithology and watched the processing of stunning
kingfisher and bluethroat. The students were impressed with the wildlife which
was living literally in the back-yard of their school.