Wader Conservation World Watch 31st Oct – 1st November
ONLY 2 days to go to our Wader Conservation World Watch. Can you get out this weekend and help count local waders for our special wader weekend? Visit our website for more details here on Wader Quest.
With 48% of known wader/shorebird populations in decline; 6 wader species are already Extinct; 8 wader species are Critically Endangered; 4 of those are probably already Extinct; 9 wader species are Endangered (2 added to the list recently); 9 wader species are Vulnerable; 29 wader species are Near threatened (6 added to the list recently); the Yellow Sea is being devastated; 80% of UK Northern Lapwings have disappeared; the Spoon-billed Sandpiper is heading for extinction; hay meadow nesting chicks are being destroyed by early mowing; thousands of waders are still hunted every year; Hooded Plovers still can’t find a place on the beach to breed; wetlands are being drained at an astounding rate; 97% of Irish breeding Eurasian Curlews have gone; Black Stilts only cling to existence due to captive breeding; Stand up and say #icare
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