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Juriy has helped with the headstarting fieldwork and is taking the knowledge and practical skills he has learned about raising waders back to colleagues at the Moscow Zoo. Juriy is a fifth-year student in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the Moscow Academy of Veterinary Sciences (of K. I. Scryabin). He comes from a family of mushers who currently have 14 sled dogs. He personally prefers skijoring (skiing pulled by dogs) with his favourite Alaskan husky named Grafit. His practical experience with birds includes training falcons for falconry, and caring for the family’s raven ‘Chancellor’.
Let’s start the week with a positive news! This Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper was rescued from the mudflats of Quanzhou, China by a local villager during heavy rain last week, the bird was wet & unable to fly (1/8)
#SaveSpoonie #EarthOptimism #ConservationOptimism
Incredible and moving footage of Spoonie's 05 and P7 in the Inner Gulf of #Thailand. An homage to this little bird flying towards extinction, and to our host country for its critical role in the race to save it and secure a future for Spoonies #SaveSpoonie https://youtu.be/U3-9xlJ8tfM
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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