Eastern England stone-curlew recovery project
The objective of this project is to reverse the decline in the number of stone-curlews in eastern England.
We hope to achieve a sustainable and healthy sized stone-curlew population through the following measures;
- Work with farmers to protect nests and chicks on arable land.
- Assist farmers with environmental scheme applications and ongoing management in order to establish a network of 'safe' stone-curlew nesting areas.
- Encourage & support the restoration and creation of grass-heathland habitat for stone-curlews.
- Seek long term protection for key habitats.
- Support the development of agri-environment and other long term mechanisms.
- 1985 - Start of stone-curlew Recovery Project.
- 2005 - National population over 300 pairs.
- 2009 - Stone-curlew moved from 'Birds of Conservation Concern' red list to amber list.
- 2012 - National Population exceeds 400 pairs and LIFE+ funded project starts with the aim of reducing dependency on conservation.