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.
Changes in intertidal mudflats may have contributed to a decline in spoon-billed sandpipers in 2019
Update of latest research in @GrahamFAppleton #WaderTales spoonies blog https://wadertales.wordpress.com/2020/10/22/spoon-billed-sandpipers-track-and-trace/
Paper by Qing Chang et al @WaderStudy https://bit.ly/3C4UvY4 #Ornithology #Waders
Some of the colour marked Spoon-billed Sandpipers recorded in Bangladesh over the past few years. White & Lime flagged birds were marked in Russia and Yellow ones were marked China. The White ones are head-started/hand-reared in Russia.
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2⃣ More recently, tracking studies are helping to highlight key sites used by the extinction-threatened Spoon-billed Sandpiper:
This will help to focus #conservation action.
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