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May 2021: Curlew news and views

Russ writes:

Here, we provide a summary of CRP and general Curlew news and views for May 2021:


Published 13 May 2021

Our partners at BTO are working with Forestry Commission on a new wader hotspot modelling tool that will help ensure breeding Curlews and other waders are taken into account in future tree-planting schemes.

https://www.bto.org/press-releases/new-tools-will-help-ensure-new-trees-are-put-right-place


Published 18 May 2021

Curlews got a mention in the Government’s policy paper on nature recovery, delivered by the Environment Secretary, George Eustice, at a speech in Delaware Forest.

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/environment-secretary-speech-at-delamere-forest-on-restoring-nature-and-building-back-greener


It was good to see the BBC’s online coverage of this speech included Tom Streeter’s Curlew picture that was originally distributed as part of our launch:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57152169


Published 21 May 2021

An overview of the Curlew headstarting project in east England, involving our CRP colleagues at Natural England, WWT and BTO.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/saving-eggs-from-airfields-is-bringing-a-curlew-boom-in-the-east-of-england


Published 25 May 2021

A lot of topics relevant to Curlew conservation are covered in this GWCT interview with Jake Fiennes, director of conservation at Holkham Estate in Norfolk.

https://www.gwct.org.uk/blogs/news/2021/may/an-interview-with-jake-fiennes,-director-of-conservation-at-the-holkham-estate/

Published 26 May 2021

Curlews feature heavily in an ongoing campaign led by the New Forest National Park Authority to inform recreational users about ground-nesting birds.

https://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/news/share-the-code-and-help-protect-the-new-forest/

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