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Curlews are caught in the crossfire of many of the conservation debates in the UK including: predator control, forestry, and agricultural practices. These topics can be complex and emotive and therefore at times difficult to discuss openly. In our free webinar series Conservation: lessons from the CurlewCurlew Action is working to address these topics by inviting expert speakers to join in discussion with our Director, Mary Colwell.

Tim Melling - Curlew in cotton grass

webinar: Cost of a curlew

Wednesday 15th February 18:30-20:00

In early 2021 the Dasgupta review on the economics of biodiversity was published and showed the importance of biodiversity to our economy. We rely on nature to pollinate our crops, break down our waste, capture our carbon, provide oxygen, fertilise our soil, spiritual fulfilment and to enhance our health and wellbeing. It has an intrinsic worth and it has an economic worth. What is the cost of nature? What is the cost of a Curlew?

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Curlew Chicks in hand

webinar: Curlews and silage

Wednesday 15th March 18:30-20:00

Curlews nest on the ground in open areas away from trees that could harbour predators. Many nesting sites are on silage fields. Silage is cut earlier in the season than hay which means chicks and eggs get caught up in farm machinery. How can ensure silage fields safe for ground nesting birds like Curlew while still keeping the farm economically viable?

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webinar: curlews in myths and legends

Wednesday 19th April 18:30-20:00

The haunting call of the Curlew has been inspiring artists, poets and musicians for centuries. One of only four surviving manuscripts of Old English poetry is called 'The Seafarer' and includes the line 'I take my gladness in the sound... of Curlew instead of the laughter of men'. Myths like The Severn Whistlers would stop miners and fishermen from working the next day if they heard an eerie cry in the night. Join us for an evening to celebrate World Curlew Day and the legends inspired by these magical birds.

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webinar: Curlews and meadows

Wednesday 17th May 18:30-20:00

Curlews need open spaces to nest and raise their chicks, they need a mosaic of long and short grass for chicks to hide and feed on insects and other invertebrates. Meadows can be a great place for Curlew to nest and can support a range of other species as well. How can we increase the number of meadows in the UK and what impact will this have?

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webinar: Are we fighting hard enough for nature?

Wednesday 14th June 18:30-20:00

In December 2022, nations at COP15 adopted the Global Biodiversity Framework which set out goals and targets to protect and restore nature. Are we fighting hard enough to hit those targets?

 

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CURLEWS flying

webinar: Curlews on the move

Wednesday 13th September 18:30-20:00

The UK is of international importance to Eurasian Curlew, it is home to 25% of the global breeding population and during the winter months are shorelines play host to thousands of Curlew and other shorebirds who have migrated here to escape the colder winters elsewhere. How do they know where to go? How do we know where they are going? Do headstarted Curlew behave in the same way?

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webinar: Curlews on the coast

Wednesday 18th October 18:30-20:00

The UK is of international importance to Eurasian Curlew, we are home to 25% of the global breeding population and during the winter months are shorelines play host to thousands of Curlew and other shorebirds who have migrated here to escape the colder winters elsewhere. How is climate change impacting these vital coastal sites? Is coastal development a serious threat to Curlew?

Image by Liam O'Hara.

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