Roland, an aviculturist and bird-rearing veteran has worked on the Great Crane Project and the cirl bunting reintroduction. Last year he joined the expedition team in Anadyr as they returned from the breeding grounds. He reared and nurtured the young spoon-billed sandpipers to adultho
Jodie has been a member of the Conservation Breeding Team at WWT since 2017, helping Tanya and Nicky with the day-to-day care of the spoon-billed sandpipers at WWT Slimbridge. She has an avicultural background working in zoos and private collections where she gained valuable breeding,
Pavel is the Head of Ornithology Department of Zoological Museum, Moscow State University. He studies Ecology Systematics, Evolution of waders in the Arctic since 1973. In the 1980’s he spent three summers studying the ecology of the spoon-billed sandpiper in northern Chukotka, Siberi
Nikolay works at Saratov University as a Zoology lecturer. He led the spoon-billed sandpiper nest searching team in 2011. He has been visiting and studying spoon-billed sandpipers at Meinipylgyno since 2003 and has found around seventy nests of the species thus making him one of the m
The spoon-billed sandpiper conservation breeding programme is a collaboration between WWT, Birds Russia, Moscow Zoo and the RSPB working with colleagues from the BTO, BirdLife International, ArcCona and the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force.
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