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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Spoon-Billed Sandpiper breeding program

A group of 13 Spoon-Billed Sandpipers have arrived in Britain to start a captive breeding program.

The goal is to release the offspring of this captive population back to the wild. They also need to tackle habitat destruction and subsistence hunting.

The breeding program is part of an international group involving Birds Russia, Moscow Zoo, the RSPB and the British Trust for Ornithology.

3 comments:

holdingmoments said...

Yea, I read about this.
Let's hope it's a success Pete.

I can't help thinking though, that if some people weren't hell bent on destroying this planet, we wouldn't have to be doing this; and other rescue programmes.

Tricia said...

Couldn't have put it better myself Keith....

Cindy said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog Pete.... we didn't go into the forest on this occasion as we only just had time to do the 'relly hunting' part of this trip - this is our 2nd visit to HBO, and my very dear friend has found out this week that this branch (!!) of my family goes back to Broxted early 1700's so we will return to this area again very soon. I hope they serve veggie sausages in the forest.