Spoon-billed sandpiper news

This video says about itself:

17 January 2012

Bangladesh Spoon-billed Sandpiper Conservation Project has been working in Bangladesh in an organized manner since 2009. The goal of the project is to conserve and conduct research on the critically endangered Spoon-Billed Sandpipers wintering along the coast of Bangladesh especially on Sonadia island. The project discovered local hunters have been hunting SBS along with other shorebirds. Since 2011 the project is working with the hunters to provide alternative income generation options, things are changing and here is a glimpse.

From BirdLife:

One to Watch – Spoon-billed Sandpiper

By Irene Lorenzo, 2 Dec 2016

In our “One to Watch” series, we take a quick look at the status of some of the iconic species we’re working on.

Fondly known in birding circles as Spoonie, the charismatic Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea occupies a limited breeding range in north-eastern Russia, from where it migrates down the western Pacific coast to its main wintering grounds in Bangladesh and Myanmar. Due to the Spoonie’s particular liking to certain types of mudflats – lagoon spits with crowberry-lichen vegetation or dwarf birch and willow sedges – it has probably always been a scarce species.

However, numbers have dropped by 88% in just 10 years according to our latest surveys. Their favourite stopover sites are being reclaimed for industry, infrastructure and aquaculture and the mudflats that remain are getting heavily polluted. With only less than 200 pairs left in the wild, we’re taking urgent action to save the species from imminent extinction. Do you want to help?

Read more about our work to help Spoonie and donate to scale it up: here.

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