Working together to save England’s declining Curlews

Tomorrow (21 April) is World Curlew Day so we find out more about curlew conservation from the Curlew Recovery Partnership.

Curlews are the unfortunate victims of many of the conservation challenges of our age, including development and habitat loss, intensification of agriculture (e.g. wetland drainage and early cutting of grass for silage), changes in upland land use (e.g. commercial afforestation and windfarms), artificially high predator numbers (e.g. foxes and crows), and increasing levels of recreational disturbance in some areas. This has led to curlew numbers in the UK halving over the last two decades.

Find out more about the partnership and work to conserve the species here