Headstarting is a collaborative effort between WWT, BirdsRussia and the RSPB, and occurs as part of the International Arctic Expedition mounted each year by BirdsRussia under the leadership of Dr. Evgeny Syroechkovskiy.

Sayam U. Chowdhury

Responding to the growing need for conservation and passion for wildlife, Sayam U. Chowdhury has been working in behavioral ecology, research and conservation of globally threatened species in Bangladesh and abroad for the last ten years, especially on Critically Endangered birds incl
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Christoph Zockler

Christoph has been working in the Russian Arctic for over 16 years and he currently coordinates the Spoon-billed sandpiper Task Force. He is leading the 2012 expedition to Chukotka. An ecological consultant by day, Christoph has been at the centre of Spoon-billed sandpiper conservatio
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Evgeny Syroechkovskiy

Evgeny is a Russian Arctic ornithologist and conservationists, who graduated as a biogeographer from Moscow State University in 1985. Since then, he has taken part in tundra expeditions every year, and over the last 17 years, has focused on the most threatened birds in the East Asian
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