Day 20

 

predator control could help give curlew chicks a chance to surviveTo reverse dramatic local curlew population decline it is necessary to raise higher numbers of chicks. Alongside the trial of electric fencing to deter mammalian predators, lethal fox control is being carried out during the breeding season by specialist contractors. The Curlew Country project has received a great deal of professional advice in respect of achieving high standards of safety, welfare and effectiveness in carrying out this work.

Curlew Fact

In upland and moorland areas other studies have demonstrated that the curlew population declined by 17% per year.

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