‘China: Between Clouds and Dreams‘ is the third of Phil’s trilogy of series on China spanning the past 25 years. Phil’s first film, broadcast in 1982, Korup: An African Rainforest spearheaded the campaign to establish the Korup National Park in Cameroon. A ten year campaign. Korup led to Phil’s first natural history series for C4, ‘Fragile Earth’, before moving to ‘people’ with his double BAFTA winning ‘Baka: People of the Rainforest’ and subsequently to China with his two multi-award-winning series on China, Beyond the Clouds (1994) and Shanghai Vice (1999). Phil’s docs have won many prestigious awards including BAFTAS, EMMYS, PEABODYS, The Royal Television Society, Wildscreen and Grierson Awards. Phil directed the movie of Thomas Hardy’s ‘The Woodlanders’ which won Best Director and Best Film at the 1997 Shanghai Film Festival. Phil has lectured to many audiences around the World including BAFTA, The Royal Society of the Arts, Harvard and Oxford Universities. In 2014 Phil was awarded an MBE by the Queen for his ‘Services to Conservation in Africa and China’.
Anyone ever estimated typical flight height of Spoonbilled Sandpiper (Calidris pygmaea)? Are SBS usually found in flocks of other waders and migrate in mixed spp flocks or solitary? #spoonbilledsandpiper #savespoonie @BirdLife_Asia @SayamChowdhury @SBS_in_China @EAAFP
Valuable life histories from colour flags help reveal #savespoonie flyway and demography. Birders and photographers making a big contribution! @SayamChowdhury @SBS_in_China @EAAFP @BirdLife_Asia
Delighted to see that “Yellow VE” is still alive and photographed from Tiaozini, China by Feng Qian last weekend! Yellow VE was flagged in August 2017 in Kamchatka, Russia by Dr. Yuri Gerasimov; it wintered in Bangladesh in 2018, wonder where it wintered or summered in 2019–2020
Yet another example of the talent of our Russian colleagues currently visiting @WWTSlimbridge to discuss our spoonie headstarting project
Headstarting just 10 nests per year increases pop trend by 3% #SaveSpoonie @WWTworldwide https://twitter.com/_James1Phillips/status/1230978416993882113
Great catching up with Birdlife Russia, @WWTconservation @BazWWT & the Spoonie team @WWTSlimbridge 2day...There are biscuits & then there are amazing Spoon-billed Sandpiper gingerbread biscuits. Wonderful biscuits made by Nikolai’s wife, just possibly the best biscuits ever made! 3