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Owls in Arabian Folklore:
The particular situation within Arabia where owls are universally regarded in folklore as birds of bad omen, which often leads to persecution, was identified as a major stumbling block to their conservation. In an attempt to counter this negative understanding the group felt that a poster or similar document could be prepared which could then be circulated widely within schools to try and instil in children the idea that owls are not to be feared and are in fact a very beneficial part of the human environment because they eat rodent and insect pests. The group undertook to start action to prepare such a poster which it was hoped could be funded for printing by the Birdlife (Middle East), perhaps with local donations from both the official and private sectors. (Action: Draft poster design, Declan O’Donovan) (All members who have knowledge of the folklore aspects of owls in Arabia are requested to provide Declan with the details as this will be useful in designing the poster).

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