Curlew Conservation: it is not about the birds

a long beaked, speckled  curlew standing  in wet grassland amongst cotton grass. Text reads: Curlew Conservation - it's not all about the birds
In the last 25 years curlew numbers halve across the UK. If a curlew reaches adulthood, they have a very good chance of survival and can live for over a decade, some individuals have achieved over three! 

Sadly, the majority of young birds do not make it to fledging. 

This #WorldCurlewDay Curlew Action tells us that to maintain the current population, a pair of curlews must fledge one chick every two years, but even this modest feat is not being met. 

To find out why these beloved ground-nesting birds are losing the battle to farming, recreation, intensive forestry, and more, click here