The UK lowland curlew recovery project announces National Lottery support on World Curlew Day.

A grant has been awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to aid the recovery of an iconic bird - the curlew.  This award is announced on ‘World Curlew Day’ 21st April 2018.  Curlew Country is starting a new phase of its groundbreaking curlew recovery work this month as the breeding season for curlew starts.  Following the award of £65,000, the Shropshire and Welsh Marches-based p...
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Royal Invitation to Curlew Country

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....
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Curlew Country Action to Date – Reflections on the LPS Years

The Stiperstones and Corndon Hill Country Landscape Partnership Scheme (LPS) ended at Easter.  Curlew Country was one of 14 active projects that formed part of the LPS, but which evolved and grew in ways that were not anticipated before the LPS began. The LPS has received fresh funding for a new phase of the project and will continue with its work to save lowland curlew ...
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Important Update

New Curlew Country Contact Details E-mail: curlewcountry@gwct.org.uk Telephone: 01743 296100 Mobile: 07740493359 There are a few technical delays whilst moving from Shropshire Council to our new hosts the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. Please bear with us during this changeover period. Please note that the old e-mail address is no longer valid.
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Poetry Books Raising Funds for Curlew Appeal

Tales from the Wild and Birds and Beasts Book Review by Amber Bicheno Two newly published booklets of poetry and prose have been released, and Author Nigel Sustins has kindly pledged that £2 from each sale will be donated to the Curlew Country Appeal. With a local theme, both of these charming booklets evoke life in the Countryside, whilst bringing to light some of t...
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Westminster Curlew Debate

On Tuesday 17th October Richard Benyon, MP for Newbury, initiated a debate on Lowland Curlew. Below are some of the key points brought up during the 30 minute debate. At the current rate of loss, Curlew will disappear from Southern England within the next 8 years. The main cause for this decline is the failure to produce fledged young, primarily due to predation. The...
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Inspired by Curlew Country

Inspired by Curlew Country – Blog by Jonathan Groom My name is Jonathan Groom and I am the Monitoring Officer for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, and also the regional representative for the British Trust for Ornithology in Shropshire. I used to work in Shropshire and have lived there for several years now and become quite attached to the county and its birds. I have been a ...
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International Wader Study Group

Report back from the International Wader Study Group Conference Part 2: So much to think about and solutions urgently needed by Amanda Perkins, Curlew Country Project Manager Read part 1 here. Following our trip to the International Wader Study Group Conference in Prague, my mind has been buzzing with all the interesting things that I learnt, but also in frustration about...
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Report from the International Wader Study Group Conference

Part 1: An Invitation to Prague By Amanda Perkins, Curlew Country Project Manager   In the middle of September Tony Cross, the project’s Consultant Ornithologist, and I were privileged to attend the International Wader Study Group Conference in Prague. A workshop on the plight of curlew had been organised as part of the event and we had been encouraged to make a presentation...
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The Curlew Cam Family

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Curlew Cam Family – by Amanda Perkins, Project Manager Thank you to all of you who engaged in the Curlew Cam journey to see the hatching of chicks. Many of you said it was rather too distracting and in fact it was so distracting for us, that we had turned it off at the moment that all the action started and the chicks and adults were calling...
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