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Jun 8 2021

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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May 27 2021

Curlew: Of mourning and hope

Written by Charlotte Varela. It’s hard to believe that, until relatively recently, I had never even heard of curlews. My love affair began with another love affair, 12 years ago, when I met my partner Matthew. He lived in the countryside and would take us on long nature walks across the fields and into the …

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May 13 2021

The Ecological Importance Of Curlews

Written by Katy Ellis. As an Ecology student, I am interested in how the planet’s organisms interact with one another and their environment. Understanding the ecology of something, be it bird, bush or beetle, is vital if we are to inspire people in the importance of protecting it.   Though marine and terrestrial ecosystems are …

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Apr 29 2021

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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Apr 15 2021

Conflicts in conservation – is our love of nature a threat to wildlife?

Written by Rosie Holdsworth. I did a big silly run recently, and it gave me plenty of time to think a lot about Curlews. They’ve recently returned to my neck of the woods to nest and, as usual, their presence has lifted my spirits and reminded me that summer’s not too far away. However, their …

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Mar 30 2021

Creating future naturalists: why is natural history education so important?

Written by Chris Platt. Natural history covers so many walks of life ranging from science, to community engagement, to wellbeing. It branches into every part of our lives and affects the delicate balance of the natural world. It’s for this reason that the need to educate people about natural history and conservation is so important. …

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