Debbie has worked at WWT as director of conservation for the last 9 years and spent the previous 15 years at RSPB running their international research unit. Debbie has worked on a range of conservation issues including: bird conservation and agricultural policy; climate change, bird distributions and reserve networks; environmental toxicology (particularly lead poisoning in birds) and the bird trade. She has also been involved in programmes to save many threatened bird species across the world, including the spoon-billed sandpiper (since 2009). She is passionate about spoon-billed sandpipers and saw her first one, a wintering bird, in Thailand many decades ago. She has now been fortunate enough to encounter them while contributing to WWT’s conservation efforts both at a key migratory staging post in China and on their Russian breeding grounds.
📝 @SBS_TF is coordinating Winter count between 15 and 31 Jan, 2021 at all wintering grounds of #SpoonbilledSandpiper.
#savespoonie #HongKongBirdWatchingSociety #MangroveFoundation #NCSMyanmar @BCSThailand @BirdLife_Asia @SBS_in_China
HELP us save Spoon-billed Sandpipers - less than 250 pairs, please share! #SaveSpoonie #ChinaDreams #ornithology https://goo.gl/FT5UCz
An amazing migrant, facing tough challenges. Donations make a great holiday present @iTAG_Science @biologging
SPOONIE MASKS NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY ONLINE!!Visit http://wildsounds.com’s front page to place your order. 100% of the price you pay will be donated to Spoon-billed Sandpiper Taskforce and their amazing work. If you buy one, do share pics masked up with hashtag #SaveSpoonie