Friday, 30 July 2010

Captive Breeding of Waders

I blogged about an interesting report on Spoon-billed Sandpipers a few weeks back and at the time highlighted one of the most interesting aspects of the report was the suggestion that a captive breeding programme might form part of the strategy to save the species.

Further review highlighted that this had been moderately successful with sedentary species such as Shore Plover in New Zealand but I was delighted to read a story from WWT today highlighting the start of experiments with migratory species such as Ruff and Dunlin (shared by Gyorgy Szimuly in Hungary).

Fantastic to see  some real practical conservation being put into practice and you have to wish them every success.

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