A recent summit on Curlews was convened by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales on Dartmoor. Amanda Perkins, project manager of Curlew Country the Shropshire and Welsh Marches based lowland curlew recovery project was asked to speak about its work alongside Tom Orde Powlett from Bolton Castle managed grouse moor and David Douglas, Principal Conservation Scientist at the RSPB.
Dr Geoff Hilton, Head of Research and Chief Scientist at The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust spoke about Headstarting (incubating eggs and rearing chicks) and Dr Andrew Hoodless, Head of Wetland Research at the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust spoke about Predation Control.
About 40 delegates received a personal invitation to try and find solutions and agree on what is most needed to save curlew now and translate this into action to achieve this.
For more information about the Curlew Country project, please visit www.curlewcountry.org If you would like to be more involved with the project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org