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Why the Korean Getbol tidal flats need World...

Fri, 11/06/2021
The Republic of Korea’s coastal wetlands are a vital feeding and breeding site for millions of waterbirds, including nine species that are globally threatened with extinction. This July, the World Heritage Committee will decide whether to inscribe these vital habitats onto the UNESCO World Heritage List – the most prestigious of all conservation designations.
Far Eastern Curlew (Endangered) resting on a floating roost © D. R. Weller Photography

South Korea’s artificial floating roosts: a...

Tue, 15/10/2019
Sea-level rise is keeping exhausted migratory shorebirds flying round and round like aeroplanes in holding patterns, with nowhere to land and rest. The solution: artificial roosts fashioned from oyster bags…
Far Eastern Curlew © Duade Paton

Marina plan threatens to destroy final stronghold...

Thu, 29/08/2019
Moreton Bay, Australia is one of the last and biggest wintering grounds for the Far Eastern Curlew. Now, plans for a marina and high-rise residential complex threaten to destroy it forever. BirdLife Australia has taken action – and you can too.
The Far Eastern Curlew (Endangered) relies on the Yellow Sea as a migratory stopover site © Wang LiQiang / Shutterstock

Yellow Sea shorebird habitats secure World...

Fri, 05/07/2019
China, with great support from Australia, has secured one of the biggest ever wins for the world’s migratory waterbirds: the World Heritage Listing of key sites on China’s Yellow Sea coast
Slender-Billed Curlew, Morocco, 1995 © Chris Gomersall

Chasing ghosts: how technology is helping track...

Tue, 18/04/2017
A groundbreaking new technique, which studies tiny atoms left in feathers, is telling us where we should look for the vanishingly rare Slender-billed Curlew.

“Waterbird’s paradise” shortlisted for World...

Wed, 05/04/2017
14 sites across the Yellow Sea of China are to be considered for World Heritage status – fantastic news for endangered migratory birds such as the Spoon-billed Sandpiper.
Long-billed Curlew © Mark Baird

Curlews in crisis?

Tue, 07/03/2017
New research suggests that the Numeniini - a tribe of large waders including Curlews and Godwits - could be the most endangered birds you've never heard about.