How You Can Help Curlews

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Wondering what you can do to help?

Curlew numbers are declining all around the British Isles, and many of our wonderful supporters want to do more to help their local curlews. We offer some suggestions about the best ways to get involved.

Dog On Lead

Keep dogs on the lead

During breeding season, it is essential that dogs are kept on the lead when anywhere that curlews may be nesting. This will minimise the danger that dogs may disturb nests, either destroying eggs themselves or making chicks more vulnerable to predation by nearby animals. If you live near a nesting site, we encourage you to put up signs and inform others to be careful with their dogs.

Look after your environment

One of the key problems facing curlews is the destruction of their habitats. As humans, we can choose to either continue causing this problem, or contribute to making it better by looking after our environment. We believe the answer is pretty clear!

Help spread the word

One of the most important parts of our mission is getting the public excited about curlews and conserving nature. Without this, our conservation efforts would be wasted. If you would like to get involved in our outreach work, consider joining our ambassador network or contact for more information.

Fundraise for us

Curlew Action is a small charity with big goals: we want to prevent the curlew population crisis. And we can't do it without your support. By fundraising for us, you will not only bring in funds allowing us to continue our crucial conservation and outreach work, but also help share the message. We've got lots of marketing materials which you can download over on our Support Us page.

Want to get your hands dirty?

Whilst you can't volunteer to carry out fieldwork directly through Curlew Action, we recommend seeing which groups are looking after the curlews in your area. The Curlew Recovery Partnership is a good resource for finding local curlew groups, or just ask us!

New Networks David And Mary (hugh Warwick)

Host an event

The more events we hold, the more we can convey our important message. Even a tiny local event could inspire one person to campaign for wildlife, and they could make all the difference!

Photo credit: Hugh Warwick

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