This meeting has been postponed due to the COVID-19 restrictions. We will reschedule this meeting when social gathering restrictions have been lifted.

Saving the Madagascar Pochard  -  Peter Cranswick

The Madagascar Pochard is the most endangered duck on the planet and was considered extinct until rediscovered in November 2006 at an isolated site in northern Madagascar.


Peter Cranswick works at Slimbridge and in Madagascar and will speak on the fight to save the Madagascan Pochard.  To save and then to restore the species in a very remote location throws up many and varied challenges, requiring innovation and a never-say-die attitude.  Hear how WWT achieved this. 

Updated 26th March 2020

Due to the current Covid 19 outbreak, the BOS has cancelled the April and May indoor meetings. If the current travel & social distancing restrictions remain in place or increase, we will also have to cancel the outdoor meetings scheduled for June through August. Read more ...

COVID-19 Update 25th March 2020: This survey will not go ahead this year due to government travel restrictions.

A survey of breeding birds, conducted using 3 visits over 3 months to a random 1km square. Read more ...

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