Wednesday 31 October 2012

1 day to go, so why are we doing this again?

This is why we are doing this. We want a future world with many healthy adult Spoon-billed Sandpipers!

Adult Spoon-billed Sandpiper © Martin J. McGill WWT

This is how this can be achieved, by captive breeding coupled with conservation work along the bird's flyway.
Spoon-billed Sandpiper chick hatched at Slimbridge 2012 © WWT

This is most definitely NOT what we want,  a bird that is lost to the world through our own ignorance and lack of action.
Distressing sight of a dead Spoon-billed Sandpiper
that confronted the team in Russia
© Martin J. McGill WWT

Remember that conservation work carried out in the field will also benefit many other wader species.
There is still time for us to save them from a fate worse than death; EXTINCTION!

Their future is in our hands!

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