Join the Curlew Action team of walkers any time on the 23rd to 25th of April to walk, run, cycle, swim, hop, skip jump, or anything else!
Click the link below to sign up. Registration costs £12.80 for adults and £6.50 for children. You'll firstly be asked to register for a free Just Giving account (or log in if you already have an account). Kiltwalk uses Just Giving to organise the fundraising for all participants so we don't have to do anything other than sign up donors!
After filling in your details with the Kiltwalk you'll be asked to "Create or Join a Team" - click 'Find' and type 'Curlew' to join the Curlew Action team. You can even get others to join you too by adding their e-mail addresses in the box provided.
Next you'll be asked for your charity so again, write 'Curlew' and choose Curlew Action.
You'll be asked to pay your registration fee and will then be taken to your own 'donation' page which you can lay out as you choose. Get a nice photo, choose a target donation amount, say something about why you want to help Curlew by doing the Kiltwalk, etc. Whatever we raise will be increased by 50% by the Tom Hunter Foundation, a very generous gift, for which we are most grateful.
Any questions before, during or after registration get in touch with Chris - email@example.com
World Curlew Day - 21 April
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A New Patron for Curlew Action
Singer / songwriter David Gray has accepted an invitation to become our first Curlew Action Patron.
"I am delighted to become a Patron of Curlew Action. These are desperate times for wildlife, but the idea of losing magical birds like the curlew from our landscape is just more than my heart can bear. Curlew Action are all about funding protective and educational efforts but on a localised level, and it‘s inspiring to see the difference that that can make. I’m extremely honoured to be involved and will be rolling up my sleeves with the rest of the team in order to try to preserve a prosperous future for these magnificent creatures.”
David has contributed to two of our Curlew Films and is planning to highlight curlew awareness during the publicity of his forthcoming new album "Skellig" - available digitally in February then available for sale in May on vinyl and CD. Get a sneak preview here...
Curlews are in crisis: once a common sight they are now one of the world's most threatened birds. Curlew Action is working in Britain and Ireland and with partners overseas to save them.
Welcome to Curlew Action
The Eurasian Curlew, Numenius arquata, was once a common sight across Ireland and the UK and their distinctive calls could be heard along coasts and across farmland, in the lowlands and uplands.
Today, widespread changes to our countryside have seen their numbers dramatically decline, especially over the last 40 years. In Southern Ireland curlews have decreased by over 90%, in Wales by over 80% and on average we have lost 60% throughout England and Scotland since the 1980s.
All this is happening as society is becoming ever more detached from the natural world, we are less connected to nature than at any other time in history. This has to change.
We are supporting curlew conservation across Britain and Ireland, and beyond, by providing practical help, raising awareness, increasing natural history education and by building the relationships needed to give curlews a future.