Headstarting is a collaborative effort between WWT, BirdsRussia and the RSPB, and occurs as part of the International Arctic Expedition mounted each year by BirdsRussia under the leadership of Dr. Evgeny Syroechkovskiy.

Mark Carwardine

Tigers and rhinos get loads of publicity – deservedly so – because they happen to be big and well-known. But there are many other critically endangered species that need just as much help. The remarkable spoon-billed sandpiper is one particularly close to my heart and this is our last chance to save it from extinction.

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