Combining curlew conservation and flight safety on RAF airfields

Picture of an adult Curlew paddling around in a shallow pond.

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) offers an ‘Inside DIO’ blog and Dr Stuart Otway and Neil Durrance share how the team has worked with the RAF, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) and Natural England on a pilot project to rescue 60 curlew eggs from RAF airfields in East Anglia.

You can access this conservation story in full online.

Curlew eggs collected from RAF airfields to hatch at Slimbridge Nature Reserve [Copyright WWT 2019]
Curlew eggs collected from RAF airfields to hatch at Slimbridge Nature Reserve [Copyright WWT 2019]

Story image: Adult curlew [Copyright WWT 2019]

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