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By Elli Rivers, GWCT PhD Student

As I write this the first curlew are returning to their breeding grounds in the UK. We welcome around 25% of the world’s breeding population each spring but without urgent intervention, this beautiful bird may soon become nothing more than a memory.

Since 2000, we have lost half of our resident curlew, they are now considered one of the most pressing conservation priorities in the UK.

With your support, we can change this and ensure a future for curlew.

At the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, I’m leading efforts to understand and address the factors driving curlew declines. Through research conducted by our dedicated team, we are gaining invaluable insights into the challenges facing curlews, from habitat loss to predation pressure.

Your donation can make a real difference in our efforts to conserve curlew.

By supporting our appeal, you can help us purchase essential radio and GPS tags, allowing us to track and monitor curlew more effectively. With this data, we can develop targeted conservation strategies to safeguard curlew and their habitats for generations to come.

Please donate today to support our vital research and conservation work. Together, we can ensure that the call of the curlew continues to echo across our landscapes for years to come.


Curlew population

at 13:10 on 13/03/2024 by Gethin Davies

Very sad to see them in decline there used to be hundreds of breeding pairs on our hill in the brecon beacons every season. Don't see any now since a set of badgers moved in the area a real shame.

Curlew numbers

at 15:39 on 12/03/2024 by Steve asha2

I've just returned home after travelling along the upper Nidd valley in North Yorkshire. As we followed the narrow road we can we across a field with lots of Curlews, I sat and watched through my binoculars and counted thirty five in a field of about 8 acres. As we drove off we were astonished to count another sixty six in the adjacent field of about 20 acres. I had thought the they would all have been paired up by now, are they late arriving this year?

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