Saving the critically endangered spoon-billed sandpiper from global extinction
Image credit: Martin J. McGill
Project

Saving the Critically Endangered Spoon-Billed Sandpiper from Global Extinction

Duration
2012 - 2014
Location
Bangladesh
Species protected
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea

Project results

At Sonadia Island in Bangladesh the project aims to achieve a 75% reduction in the number of hunters and a similar reduction in the numbers of spoon-billed sandpipers trapped. Furthermore, at the end of the project, effective action by village conservation groups should be carried out on a regular basis.

At Meinypilgyno in Chukotka, the project will have ‘head-started’ 20 birds (fledged and released) with leg-flags by August 2012. Additionally, at least 15 birds will be added to the conservation breeding programme.

This project is implemented by Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation

Poaching