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Curlew Country update

Tuesday December 12th, 2017 | Stephanie

Curlew Country is pleased to announce a closer working partnership with the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).   Follow the link to read our joint Press Statement: Exciting new Curlew partnership announced.

The GWCT has been one of Curlew Country’s national partners for some time and has been supportive and helpful with a range of advice over the whole scope of work covered by the project. When the Stiperstones and Corndon Landscape Partnership Scheme ends in March 2018, GWCT will become the host for Curlew Country delivering support similar to that currently delivered by Shropshire Council.

Over the past three years, as the Curlew Country Project has been re-designed and implemented it has become the leading low ground curlew project outside upland and moorland areas of the UK. Each year funds have been raised by the project for its essential curlew recovery work with help from national and local partners.

Curlew Country is now being supported by a national partner in its fundraising work to keep its vital curlew recovery activity going and place it on a more secure footing for the future. There is much more to do, and the Project has already secured funding from Natural England which will support part of the nest monitoring work in the 2018 season.

To see what has been achieved by the Curlew Country Project so far and what important work is needed for the future please follow this link:

Curlew Country is very grateful to the funders who have supported the first three successful years of project. They are:
o Heritage Lottery Fund (2015 – 2017)
o Natural Resources Wales (2015 – 2017)
o The Jean Jackson Charitable Trust (2015 – 2017)
o Powys County Council (2015 – 2017)
o Stiperstones NNR (2015)*
o The National Trust (2015)*
o Shropshire Hills AONB Conservation Fund (2015)
o RSPB – loan of specialist nest monitoring equipment (2015, 2016)
o Shropshire Ornithological Society – loan of cameras (2015, 2016 and 2017), donation (2016)
o Upper Onny Wildife Group (2016)
o Mere Singers (2016)
o Natural England Bequest Fund (2017)*
o Rappa Fencing (2017)
o Wader Quest (2017)
o British Trust for Ornithology (2017)
o Secure Web Services (2017)

We are also grateful to the following for their support for our work: Mary Colwell Hector, Ben Osborne, The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust*, Mike Shurmer, RSPB, The British Association for Shooting and Conservation and to those who have pledged their future support including The Whitley Conservation Trust, Pimhill Barn, Dr. Geoff Hilton* and Dr Rachel Taylor* from the British Trust for Ornithology who are joining our Project Advisory Group*

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