A ‘flock’ of 13 Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpipers have arrived at Heathrow from Russia en route to WWT Slimbirdge where it’s hoped they will form the nucleus of a breeding programme for eventual release back onto the East-Asian Australasian Flyway.
- Details can be found on the WWT website: http://www.wwt.org.uk/news/all-news/2011/11/news/from-russia-with-love-spoon-billed-sandpipers-arrive-in-the-uk/
- A YouTube video of the arrival, the created birds, and short chats with key team members is at http://youtu.be/jJw3He1u9JE
- An interview with WWT’s Director of Conservation Dr Debbie Pain looking at the rationale for the breeding programme is here on Talking Naturally at TN44 Dr Debbie Pain and the Spoon-billed Sandpiper captive breeding programme
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