His conservation efforts focus on the huge intertidal mudflats in the area and the waterbirds using this habitat, especially waders. With others, Lin formed a conservation NGO called ‘Spoon-billed Sandpiper in China’ (SBS in China) and their findings are showing that these sites are one of the most important staging areas for the Critically Endangered spoon-billed sandpiper, a critically important location for re-fueling in the Yellow Sea. With spoon-billed sandpipers as a flagship, SBS in China hopes to also help to save many other species at the brink of extinction.
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