Roman and Sveta have been married for over thirty years and as well as also being a member of the “Friends of the spoon-billed sandpiper” in Meinypil’gyno, he, like Sveta, is crucial to the annual expeditions, organising all of the logistical transport and collection of expedition equipment from Anadyr in early spring so that everything is in place for the team once they arrive in May. In addition to this, Roman also makes sure that all of the quad bikes, necessary for surveying and egg collection, are in full working order and carries out repairs when necessary. If that is not enough, none of the expeditions to search for and survey new breeding sites would be possible without Roman and his “kerzhak” (a big foot truck), which along with his intricate knowledge of the area, are required to make the long and sometime dangerous journeys to remote locations.
a rallying cry to conservationists, to work together to stem the decline of species worldwide. @RSPBScience has worked with partners around the globe to bring Asian vultures @SAVEVultures and spoon billed sandpipers #savespoonie back from the brink
We have a few years we’re given on this earth to make it a little better than we found it. All of the easy problems were solved before we arrived. Here’s to finding partners, heroes, mentors and soulmates who keep us focused on tackling the problems we can solve together.
The adventures of Lime 07. This super spoonie #ASAPSpecies became the first ever recorded Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Indonesia! https://t.co/U1AAznzzj0 @BazWWT @WWTworldwide @BirdLife_News #savespoonie2