WWT: Spoon-billed sandpipers in quarantine in the UK





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Published on Dec 2, 2011

CCTV footage of one group of spoon-billed sandpipers in quarantine in the UK.

The birds have been brought to the UK to start a conservation breeding programme.

Here the birds are seen shortly after being given fresh food.

The spoon-billed sandpipers are the start of a conservation breeding programme to save the species from extinction.


The Spoon-billed sandpiper conservation breeding programme is a collaboration between WWT, Birds Russia, Moscow Zoo and the RSPB working with colleagues from the BTO, BirdLife International, ArcCona and the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force.

The project is funded by WWT and RSPB, with additional financial contributions and support from BirdLife International, the East-Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership, the Convention on Migratory Species, Heritage Expeditions, the Australasian Wader Study Group of Birds Australia, the BBC Wildlife Fund, the Mileage Company and many generous individuals.


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