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Nicola has worked for the RSPB since 1992, leading BirdLife’s global flyways policy work since 1998, including as BirdLife focal point for the Convention on Migratory Species. She has been devoted to shorebirds for the past 40 years, especially those that depend on coastal habitats. Having coordinated a major, but unsuccessful international search to prove the continued existence of the slender-billed curlew, she is pleased to be part of the team trying to prevent the SBS going the way of the SBC! Her efforts focus on encouraging intergovernmental action to conserve intertidal shorebird habitat, especially in the Yellow Sea.
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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