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A Curlew Education

Written by Steph Smith. Please be gentle, this is my first “Blog” and  I am completely out of my comfort zone!!!! My relationship with Curlews began early, through my dad. My dad, by his own admission was not the most academic of men, but he had taught me to skin a rabbit, catch and clean …

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A whistle on the wind

Written by Charlotte Varela. As spring blooms in a riot of bluebells, bright green buds and even brighter skies, it’s hard to miss the accompanying upswell of birdsong. But where the thrushes, chiffchaffs and robins get most of the attention, there is one very special bird that heralds the new season with a tune like …

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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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Curlew Recovery Partnership

Written by Russell Wynn, manager of the CRP. Introduction The Curlew Recovery Partnership (CRP) was officially launched on 01 Mar 2021, and following a joint press release it was encouraging to see widespread publicity in national, regional and specialist media. The first emails started arriving in our CRP email account from mid-morning onwards on launch …

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