Project Background

BACKGROUND TO CURLEW COUNTRY PROJECT

The Curlew Country project started in 2014 as the Ground nesting Birds Recovery project, one of 14 projects forming the Stiperstones and Corndon Hill Country Landscape Partnership Scheme (LPS). nest monitoring footage

The project quickly developed from the profile that was included in the LPS. The original focus was on awareness-raising within the LPS area together with some low key monitoring. The existing Curlew Country Project places great importance on working constructively with land managers to find out what is preventing the curlew from breeding successfully and then taking pragmatic steps to save the curlew. Generally we have found that local people treasure the curlew population and are keen to help.  Core funding was sought and technical and ornithological expertise of local partners was engaged through the formation of a Project Advisory Group. Through this support we have been able to run the wider project for two years.