He has been managing projects for the Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Myanmar working with and supporting the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Species Guardian, BANCA, to stop hunting and improve the lives of local communities. Paul has also been working with the BirdLife partners in Thailand and Vietnam for this species.
Paul has spent most of his career in working in conservation in SE Asia. Prior to working for the RSPB his focus was the conservation of Critically Endangered primates, especially gibbons.
Thanks to the @orientbirdclub (BirdingAISA - biannual bulletin on Asian birds) for publishing this positive news on rescuing and saving a single individual of a Critically Endangered species.
#SaveSpoonie #conservation #shorebird #ornithology
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