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.