What we do
Image: Steve Round
Working with farmers and communities, we are reducing the stone-curlew's dependence on intervention from conservationists, making it more sustainable.
Stone-curlews' love of bare stony ground on short grassy heathland and downland, and their sensitivity to disturbance put them at risk in the 20th century. We've worked with farmers and landowners for 30 years to successfully recover the stone-curlew population, by protecting vulnerable nests on farmland. Now we need to reduce the stone-curlew's dependency on our intervention so that we can release funds to help recover other threatened species. By providing advice and support, and raising awareness, we hope to increase the amount of safe nesting habitat such as semi-natural grassland and nest plots on farmland. By the end of the project we hope three quarters of UK stone-curlews will be nesting on these safe habitats.This project is being carried out in two areas, for more details on the project's activities near you, please go to the Wessex Stone-curlew Project or Eastern England Stone-curlew Project pages links on the right.
Please read the newsletters below or click on the regional project pages on the right for more information.
The Brecks Newsletter June 2016
News from the Brecks on our work with stone-curlews and other wildlife.
Date: 15 June 2016
The Brecks Newsletter January 2016
Date: 8 February 2016
Chalk Country Newsletter January 2016
Your regional stone-curlew project newsletter
The Brecks Farmer Newsletter June 2015
Date: 20 June 2016
The Brecks Newsletter Winter 2014-2015
News from the Brecks on our work with the stone curlew and other wildlife
Date: 13 February 2015
Chalk Country Newsletter Winter 2014-2015
Our regional stone-curlew project newsletter
Published in: Issue number 7
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: 7 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: 1 February 2013
Emily FieldProject Manager- Stone-curlew UK (LIFE)E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert HawkesProject Officer - HeathlandE-mail: email@example.com
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.