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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.

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.

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:

Published 21 May 2021

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

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.,-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.

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