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. 

The BOS conducted a survey of Yellowhammers in the first 2 weeks of July 2018 to determine their population abundance, distribution and breeding status. All members and the general public were invited to participate. Read more ...

A survey where observers are each given a randomly selected 1km square and record all species and numbers of each for a minimum period of 2 hours between 9am and noon. Read more ...

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