Wales, January 2018

In order to review the situation in Wales, where a decline in breeding Curlews has also occurred, a one-day workshop was held at Hafod a Hendre, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Showground, Builth Wells, on 24 January 2018, with the support of Natural Resources Wales, the Welsh Ornithological Society, Curlew Media, the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, RSPB Cymru and the Ecology Matters Trust. The workshop was opened by conservationist and TV presenter Iolo Williams.

Agenda of the 2018 Welsh Curlew Workshop (PDF)

Biographies of the contributors (PDF)

FINAL REPORT – Status and future of Curlew in Wales – conclusions and recommendations (PDF)

(PDF pages with speaker’s notes have a speech bubble at top left; move your mouse over it to read the notes.)

The national picture and status of Curlew in Wales: Patrick Lindley (PDF)

A sheep farmer’s perspective: Phil Stocker (PDF)

RSPB Curlew trial management project (North Wales): David Smith (PDF)

RSPB Curlew trial management project (North Wales): Fiona Walker (PDF)

Tagging breeding Curlew: Rachel Taylor (PDF)

Update on nest monitoring, Curlew Country, Shropshire: Tony Cross (PDF)

Does predator control work for waders: Andrew Hoodless (PDF)

Predator control, waders and conflict: Steve Redpath (PDF)

Curlew, people and recovery action in Ireland: Barry McMahon (PDF)

Update Ireland Curlew Task Force: Barry O’Donoghue (PDF)

Curlew Forum Update: Geoff Hilton (PDF)

Iolo Williams

Patrick Lindley

Phil Stocker

Rachel Taylor

Steve Redpath

After the conference there were a number of email responses: Responses to Welsh workshop 2018 (PDF)

Please contact Mary Colwell – Curlew Media, or Mike Smart with any queries.