Ecology and conservation of the Sociable Lapwing. -  Rob Sheldon

Please note this is 1 week earlier than usual because of Easter


The Sociable Lapwing has suffered huge declines in range and population and is now listed as critically endangered.  RSPB is working with a number of partners on the breeding grounds in Kazakhstan and on the migration routes and wintering areas in the Middle East and Africa to work out why this enigmatic and beautiful species has declined.

This talk by Rob Sheldon will focus on the research and conservation work that has been undertaken since 2005 on the breeding grounds as well as many of the range states along the migration routes.
Rob Sheldon has worked in nature conservation for around twenty years, including 12 years with the RSPB. He now works freelance as a conservation consultant.

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