Month: June 2021

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On the edge: curlews suffering from conifer plantations in Northern Ireland and beyond

Written by Dakota Reid, Curlew Action ambassador and Irish environmentalist. Healthy peatlands are few and far between in Northern Ireland. But despite restoration offering a huge range of carbon, biodiversity, flood prevention and water quality benefits, restoration rates have been painfully slow without proper government funding being allocated [author’s image]. As anyone who cares about …

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The Future for Curlews

The Future for Curlews Written by Ellie Martin, 2nd year BSc (Hons) Zoology student at Hartpury University   Four years ago, the Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) was deemed near threatened on the IUCN Red List (2017), and even then, populations were seen to be decreasing. It is hard to know the current status of Curlews …

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