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.
@EAAFP @theGEF @IUCNAsia The main advantage the Sarus Crane has is it is largely non-migratory. Wish Thailand and @IUCNAsia every success in continued work esp #savespoonie @WWTconservation
@RSPBbirders @Natures_Voice @WWTLondon #spoonbilledsandpiper #SaveSpoonie lovely posters made our children to raise awareness of this wonderful bird
Yet more #SaveSpoonie coverage. Can't wait to see the digital stats https://twitter.com/EAAFP/status/1212014892300914688
Saving a species needs a lot of resources. Hear this part of the conservation story of the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper.
#conservation #Spoonbilledsandpiper #SBS #needsupport
@sbs @WWTSlimbridge https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-50788571