New efforts to save Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Spoon-billed Sandpiper. Original gouache painting copyright by David Sibley.

There is more evidence of the dire situation with Spoon-billed Sandpiper – efforts are currently underway to develop a captive-breeding population. A team led by staff from the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) and Birds Russia, along with several other international organizations, is currently in Siberia working to locate and capture a small number of birds for captive breeding. You can read about the effort here, and follow the progress on the blog here.

And if you’d like to donate to the cause follow this link.

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