If you were not one of the c400 members that attended our AGM in London on Saturday, this is what you missed…
If you weren’t able to attend (perhaps you were watching the rugby?), why not put next year’s AGM in your diary – 10 October 2020. I hope to see you there.
Hi Gardenbirder, the question about curlew focused on Vyrnwy and how we planned to improve the habitat through our proposed HLF bid. I explained the context: UK holding c1/4 of the global population and that the UK population had declined by c50% in recent decades. We are running a 5 year trial management experiment at six sites and are also part of the UK and Ireland Curlew Action Group which is trying to coordinate efforts between different organisations. We hope our experiment will help understand how habitat management + predator control can make a difference but we are also looking at the reasons why we have such high densities of generalists predators such as fox (second highest in Europe) and crow (highest in Europe). We will assess the relatively contribution of inappropriate afforestation, release of c40 million gamebirds and overgrazing. You can find out more about our curlew work here: https://www.rspb.org.uk/our-work/conservation/projects/curlew-recovery-programme/ I hope that helps. Best wishes, Martin
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