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.
Nice to see our juvenile Spoon-billed Sandpipers at Slimbridge creeping into this @WWTSlimbridge 2020 promotional video. Following in Scott's footsteps, our conservation pioneers @WWTworldwide are helping to #SaveSpoonie
Our Slimbridge 2020 project will transform Slimbridge with new, inspirational and immersive experiences to get you closer to nature. While the project takes shape, let's take a look back at what and who inspired it 👇
Great to use @fidhw @BTOCymru @API_Pontio beautifully made life like Spoon-billed Sandpiper decoys in #China last week, setting them out on the rice paddies over the high tide period at #Tiaozini #SaveSpoonie #Shorebirds @WWTconservation @RSPBScience @KaneBrides @Guy_QA_Anderson2
Collaborating for conservation research again! @BTO_Cymru, @API_Pontio and I, making experimental Spoon-billed Sandpiper decoys to try & help with monitoring work in China. Long process - 3D scan, Fimo modelling (that bill!), 3D edits, print, mount & paint... how did we do? 4