15 Jul 2013 by Saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper
Twenty critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper chicks have hatched under WWT’s expert care in the Russian Far East.
RSPB’s Head of International Species Recovery Team, Dr Rob Sheldon said:
“This delightful and engaging bird has been brought to the edge of extinction by rampant habitat loss and severe hunting pressure, which are now being recognised and tackled. The conservation breeding programme is but one part of an international effort to save Spoon-billed Sandpipers. Head starting is an innovative additional technique that gives the population a helping hand at this critical stage in our attempts to prevent their extinction.”
The team is blogging about their progress at www.saving-spoon-billed-sandpiper.com
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