What we do
Image: Steve Round
The elusive stone-curlew, a summer breeder in the UK, is very vulnerable to human disturbance and relies on dry stony soil for camouflage - limiting the habitat available to it.
For more detailed information on our work to bring the rare stone-curlew back from the brink and here to stay please click on the links on the right for the Wessex Stone-curlew Project, and Eastern England Stone-curlew Project.
Here you can find out how you can help, get contact details for local advisers, and find out more about how we've worked together with local farmers, landowners and other conservation organisations to recover the stone-curlew population over the last 30 years, and how the new EU LIFE+ funded project is helping to ensure that stone-curlews can thrive in the UK into the future, by helping landowners create safe nesting habitat in these two areas of the UK where stone-curlews remain.
We're half way through the four year project now, and are well on our way to achieving the habitat creation we hoped for with many landowners doing their bit. We had a bit of set back in 2013 with the unprecedented cold weather killing off up to a quarter of all stone-curlews, but thankfully they bounced back in 2014. From knitted stone-curlews to TV appearances and special roost experience events, stone-curlews are gaining public appreciation like never before. We hope this will translate into greater support for their conservation and protection, and generate market support for stone-curlew friendly farmers.
Please read our annual newsletters below or regional project pages for more information.
Chalk Country Newsletter Winter 2014-15
Your regional stone-curlew project newsletter
Date: 13 February 2015
Published in: Issue number 7
The Brecks Newsletter Winter 2014-2015
News from the Brecks on our work with the stone curlew and other wildlife
Chalk Country newsletter - Winter 2013-2014
Issue 6 of the regional stone-curlew project newsletter
Date: 5 March 2014
The Brecks Newsletter - Winter 2013-2014
Date: 12 February 2014
Securing the future of the stone-curlew in the UK
Information on the threats to this species in the UK and what we are doing to help it.
Date: 2 August 2013
Emily FieldProject Manager- Stone-curlew UK (LIFE)E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The project’s objectives are supported by Natural England, and we will be working closely with other organisations, landowners and land managers including the Ministry of Defence and Wildlife Trusts.
Funded by EU LIFE+, Supporting the implementation of the EU Birds and Habitats Directives, and Natura 2000 network of protected sites.