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Photograph courtesy of Curlew Country

Our Projects

Bringing people together, working in an atmosphere of respect and cooperation.

Information Exchange

Sharing knowledge, experience, and best practice is at the heart of conservation, and it is essential to work alongside  landowners, farmers, and policy makers.  Through public lectures and meetings we bring people together to discuss what everyone can do to help, and we work in an atmosphere of respect and cooperation.

For the latest see our events page.

The Curlew Fieldworkers Toolkit

Curlew Action has prepared a Curlew Fieldworker’s Toolkit , an essential resource for people on the ground. This practical manual draws together the knowledge and experience of those working with the birds out in the field. It will be an accessible resource available to anyone who needs information about best practice and collecting useful, national data.

Fieldworker Training

Once coronavirus restrictions are lifted sufficiently to allow meeting again we plan to launch The Fieldworker’s Toolkit at a national workshop where people can meet and exchange ideas and experiences. We plan to follow this up with a series of small, local meetings and videos.

Donations to Curlew Action will allow us to give further support to the vital mission of Curlew fieldworkers.

Richard Archer and Damon Bridge of the RSPB monitoring curlews on the West Sedgemoor reserve in Somerset

Film Making

Curlew Action is making a series of short films highlighting the lives of curlews and the challenges they face around the year. These beautifully shot cameos will be filmed by renowned wildlife cameraman, John Waters. Our first film on winter curlews is now on the website and highlights the need to protect the UK’s precious and unique coastal wetlands where curlews from all across Europe come to spend the winter months.

Please donate to Curlew Action to help fund these important films.

Natural History Education

British children are more removed from nature than at any other point in our history, exactly at the time when we are losing wildlife and feeling the effects of a changing climate. We need smart, capable, knowledgeable, practical people to know and understand wildlife and what it needs. In other words, we need to be nurturing the naturalists of the future – decision makers who will work for the good of all life on earth. By placing Natural History at the heart of education we will make sure all children can learn about nature throughout their education, wherever they live.

We have made important progress in this regard. On the 4th of June, OCR launched an open consultation inviting the public to share their views on how a Natural History GCSE would work and what topics it should cover. Please visit our GCSE page to take part in this consultation, which is open until midnight on the 19th of July 2020.

Please consider donating to Curlew Action to help fund our work to promote Natural History education.

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