Tanya started working at Slimbridge in 1989. She has worked in several departments but has most enjoyed working in the Slimbridge duckery and for the Conservation Breeding Unit. Tanya started working for the Conservation Breeding Unit in 2013. Initially, she was responsible for the day-to-day care of Spoon-billed Sandpipers but also assisted with the specialised costume-rearing of Eurasian Cranes, as part of the Great Crane Project, for release in Somerset. Since 2013, Tanya has also been involved in incubating, hatching and rearing Baer’s Pochard and Black-tailed Godwits and maintaining a population of Dunlin. Tanya played a key role in achieving the breeding of Spoon-billed Sandpipers in 2016.
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