Reporter Xu looking for illegal nets on Dongting Lake in Hunan, Central China

Final episode of ‘China: Between Clouds and Dreams’ tonight at 7pm on Channel 4

The final episode of the stunning documentary series ‘China: Between Clouds and Dreams’ airs tonight at 7pm on Channel 4 in the UK. Don’t miss it! This episode, called ‘For a Better Future’, sees little Gama studying at the largest Tibetan Monastery in Ch
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Seda Monastery, the largest Tibetan Monastery in the world

Silent Spring: Episode 4 of ‘China: Between Clouds and Dreams’ tonight at 7pm on Channel 4

Episode 4, ‘Silent Spring’, of the documentary series that is telling the story of the current environmental struggles in China featuring the spoon-billed sandpiper is on the UK’s Channel 4 tonight (Saturday 26 November) at 7pm. The fourth episode in this series of f
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Phil Agland filming spoon-billed sandpipers on the coastal mudflats of East China

From Death Comes Life: Episode 3 of ‘China: Between Clouds and Dreams’ Saturday at 7pm on Channel 4

Episode 3, ‘From Death Comes Life’, of the documentary series that is telling the story of the current environmental struggles in China featuring the spoon-billed sandpiper is on  the UK’s Channel 4 tomorrow night, at 7pm on Saturday 19 November. The third episode in
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China: Between Clouds and Dreams continues on Channel 4 on Saturdays at 7pm

Local heroes battle to save their environment: Episode 2 of ‘China: Between Clouds and Dreams’ tonight at 7pm on Channel 4

The documentary series that is telling the story of the current environmental struggles in China featuring the spoon-billed sandpiper continues in the UK on Channel 4 at 7pm tonight (Saturday 12 November). In Episode 2, ‘Local Heroes’, the stories introduced in the first e
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Between Clouds and Dreams

Don’t miss ‘China: Between Clouds and Dreams’: Episode 1 airs in the UK on Sat 5 Nov at 7pm on Channel 4

The new environmental documentary series, ‘China: Between Clouds and Dreams’, which features the plight of the spoon-billed sandpiper, is premiering on UK television at 7pm on Saturday 5 November on Channel 4. A must watch! This stunning new documentary series was made for Chinese Cen
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Wader flock in the Gulf of Martaban

See spoonies in Myanmar and support their conservation

As a reader of this blog you might be considering booking a holiday this winter to go and see spoon-billed sandpipers for yourself. Well, we’re pleased to tell you that there is the opportunity to do both that AND help support the spoon-billed sandpiper conservation breeding programme
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Flyway news

Following the success of the headstarting trials this summer, the spoon-billed sandpipers have been migrating to their wintering grounds. As Dr Christoph Zöckler has mentioned here previously, between 12 and 15 October, a record 106 spoon-billed sandpipers were counted at Rudong mudfl
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WaderQuest duo see spoon-billed sandpipers in Thailand

Two of our supporters, Rick and Elis Simpson, set off at the start of November on an epic trip around the world to see as many species of waders as possible and raise money for our spoon-billed sandpiper appeal at the same time. And we’re excited to announce they’ve alread
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Ronald Swanwick Spoon- billed Sandpiper prints now available

We are very excited to tell you that Ronald Swanwick’s Spoon- billed Sandpiper prints are now available for sale! There have only been 100 prints made, making them very exclusive. Kate Humble has signed 10 of these prints, and Ronald has told us that he has already sold three of these
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Saving the spoon-billed sandpiper: the motion picture

Readers of this blog will be familiar with the story, and we are delighted to announce that our feature-length film of the epic 2011 expedition to Chukotka is available. From the official media release: Shot guerrilla-style, in the field by its stars, saving the spoon-billed sandpiper
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