The BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme

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The BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme is the world’s most extensive and ambitious global bird conservation initiative.

Richard Grimmett – Assistant Director and Head of Conservation BirdLife International.

ACBK

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ACBK are the project partner in Kazakhstan and have been instrumental in driving conservation action for Sociable Lapwing in Kazakhstan since 2005.

Project history

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The Sociable Lapwing Project has been running since 2004, the year the Sociable Lapwing was uplisted to the category “Critically Endangered” on the basis of severe population declines. Each year since then, researchers have collected data on numbers, habitat use, distribution and nesting success on the breeding grounds in Kazakhstan.

The Amazing Journey

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“Over the coming months we invite you to follow the amazing journey of a remarkable and Critically Endangered bird – The Sociable Lapwing – as it makes arduous migrations to and from its breeding grounds in Kazakhstan and its wintering grounds in tropical Africa,The Middle East and India”

Jim Lawrence – Development Manager – BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme.

RSPB – Conservation Project Leaders

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The RSPB’s objectives are to establish the cause of the catastrophic decline in Sociable Lapwing numbers and to devise a strategy for the species’ long term conservation.”

Rob Sheldon – RSPB Sociable Lapwing Project Leader..