Action Now for Curlews Tomorrow

Curlew Action

Webinar series

Our webinar series, Conservation: lessons from the Curlew, is working to address some of the complex issues involved in Curlew conservation including: forestry, predators, farming and upland management.

Visit our webinar page to watch recordings and sign up to our next webinar on Wednesday 14th December at 18:30 and will discuss why we need a Natural History GCSE.

Photo by Helen Ryman

gcse in natural history confirmed

Our Director, Mary Colwell, has been campaigning for 11 years for a GCSE in Natural History. On the 21st of April 2022, the department of education announced that this new GCSE will be introduced to schools in September 2025. This is a huge achievement and everyone here at Curlew Action would like to thank Mary for all her hard work in turning this into a reality.

"We will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught."

- Baba Dioum

Ground nesting birds

It's nesting season! From March-July we need to be extra careful to protect nests. Curlews nest on the ground and so are particularly vulnerable to disturbance from walkers, cyclists and inquisitive pooches. Let's work together to make sure curlews have a successful nesting season by keeping to paths and having dogs on leads in nesting areas.

We ran a competition to create Curlew Action's official Ground Nesting Birds sign and here are our two winners! Thank you to everyone who entered. Please download one (or both!) of these signs, share them on social media and put them up on billboards near you to protect your local ground nesting birds.

If you would like a physical copy of these signs please email Ellen, all you need to do is donate for postage.

Poster designed by Ellie Stacey

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Poster designed by Lucy Kenner

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“I’d like to think there is one thing we can all agree on – at a time of mounting ecological stress where species are thinning out or disappearing at an unprecedented rate, everyone should be much kinder to the natural world.  And I use that word ‘kinder’ with care.” – Mary Colwell

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Photo by Tom Streeter

support our work

Curlew Action has a range of Curlew Merchandise including t-shirts, socks, pin badges, original curlew art and greetings cards! Check out our online shop to browse our curlew products. All profits are used to support our curlew projects. 

Jim Northover
Sarah Hannis

🇺🇦 While we will continue to share information about curlew conservation, our thoughts are with the people of Ukraine. Curlew Action supports peace everywhere.

Banner photo by RTS photography

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