Tanya started working at Slimbridge in 1989. She has worked in several departments but has most enjoyed working in the Slimbridge duckery and for the Conservation Breeding Unit. Tanya started working for the Conservation Breeding Unit in 2013. Initially, she was responsible for the day-to-day care of Spoon-billed Sandpipers but also assisted with the specialised costume-rearing of Eurasian Cranes, as part of the Great Crane Project, for release in Somerset. Since 2013, Tanya has also been involved in incubating, hatching and rearing Baer’s Pochard and Black-tailed Godwits and maintaining a population of Dunlin. Tanya played a key role in achieving the breeding of Spoon-billed Sandpipers in 2016.
@looksouth Not quite the same but does this count? #SaveSpoonie
Only around 200 breeding pairs remain in the wild. Don’t let The Spoon-billed Sandpiper fall off the perch into #extinction. #SaveSpoonie
HU returning to its critically important #Jiangsu staging and moulting area. Wintered in #Guangdong #SaveSpoonie https://t.co/wFhrBJ6K2V
HU is back on Jiangsu mudflat, one of first tagged Spoonies in 2016 and has been wintering in southern China last winter, and in sticker now 3
Great work by @SBS_in_China working on critical sites for waterbirds including #SaveSpoonie @EAAFP
More and more local fishermen communities have joined us for mudflat conservation and a better habitat for waders 🐦 4