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.
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