Dr Paul Donald – RSPB

I’m Paul Donald, Principal Conservation Scientist in the RSPB’s International Research Team.

My job is to develop and implement research projects to support RSPB’s international work. I have a particular interest in the conservation ecology of critically endangered species and I oversee research projects on a number of them, including the Sociable Lapwing.

My other research interests include the interactions between birds and agriculture and the uses of remote sensing in conservation.

I have overseen the Sociable Lapwing project for more than five years and I have had the considerable pleasure of working on these birds in Kazakhstan over several years.

I am also Editor-in-Chief of the international ornithological journal Ibis and co-author of a new book on the ecology and conservation of the world’s rarest birds called Facing Extinction which will be published in August 2010.

Related posts:

  1. Dr. Martin Fowlie – BirdLife International
  2. RSPB
  3. RSPB – Conservation Project Leaders
  4. Project Partners and their roles


  1. ‘well chuffed’ | Mark Avery - 22. Jun, 2011

    [...] Paul Donald works at the RSPB and is quite mad and quite brilliant (it’s interesting how ‘quite’ can mean ‘completely’ or ‘partly’ isn’t it?).  His ‘work’ has included studying very rare larks, showing that agricultural intensification leads to biodiversity loss on a continental scale and his studies of skylarks led to the idea of skylark patches (which work so well). [...]

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