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. 

In March 2020 the BTO launched their Chaffinch Appeal to raise funds to help them research why the UK population of Chaffinch is undergoing a significant decline. Read more ...

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

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