Project Supporters and Funders


  • The farmers who enable us to prolong the life of their Curlew population, by helping us to find nests to fence them or collect eggs including those who have waived compensation for disturbance to agricultural activities.

Our dedicated team of volunteers who:

  • Carry out Curlew surveys to help establish Curlew territories and locate nests
  • Help with construction and dismantling of the chick pen
  • Help care for our chicks
  • Provide veterinary services for our chicks
  • Input great ideas
  • Help with events
  • Store and transport equipment provide refreshments for the workers in the season
  • Lend us kit
  • Help with technical issues

The artists inspired by our work to help by donating to or creating for the project.

The Project Advisory Group who have given up time to come to meetings and help with essential technical advice(1)

The Curlew Country Board


The project has developed substantially, from the profile that was intended when the Landscape Partnership Scheme was set up. The new project requires a great deal more funding than the original amount allocated to it. We are very grateful to the following contributors who have helped fund the Curlew Country Project:


The Whitley Animal Protection Trust, Natural England, The Curlew Recovery Partnership, Curlew Action, Natural Resources Wales, Severn Trent

HLF (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Natural England (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (2018)

The Whitley Animal Protection Trust (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)

The Millichope Foundation (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)

Shropshire Hills AONB Conservation Fund (2016, 2018, 2021)

Owen Williams, Artist


Jean Jackson Trust (2015, 2016 and 2017), Natural Resources Wales (2015,2016 and 2017), Powys County Council (2015, 2016, 2017), Whitley Trust (2017), Wader Quest (2017), British Trust for Ornithology (2017),  Rappa Fencing (2017), Shropshire Hills AONB Conservation Fund (2016), Stiperstones NNR (2015), Upper Onny Wildlife Group (2016, 2017), RSPB – loan of specialist equipment (2015,2016), Shropshire Ornithological Society – loan of cameras (2015, 2016, 2017), Mere Singers (2016)



  • Amanda Perkins, Project Manager
  • Tony Cross, Consultant and Field Ornithologist
  • Simon Cooter, Natural England
  • Matt Goodall, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
  • Dr Geoff Hilton, WWT (Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust)

Help us continue our real, pioneering, and vital work saving Curlew.

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