His conservation efforts focus on the huge intertidal mudflats in the area and the waterbirds using this habitat, especially waders. With others, Lin formed a conservation NGO called ‘Spoon-billed Sandpiper in China’ (SBS in China) and their findings are showing that these sites are one of the most important staging areas for the Critically Endangered spoon-billed sandpiper, a critically important location for re-fueling in the Yellow Sea. With spoon-billed sandpipers as a flagship, SBS in China hopes to also help to save many other species at the brink of extinction.
@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