Scottish Lowland/Farmland Curlew Workshop
Battleby House, Perth, PH1 3EW
Both breeding and wintering populations of Curlew are declining at an alarming rate throughout the British Isles and the species has recently been added to the Red List of endangered species and is considered Near Threatened, having already vanished as a breeding bird from large parts of the lowlands. Changes in farming practices, predation and human disturbance are the most commonly highlighted factors. This workshop will bring together various interested parties (farmers, landowners, field workers, conservation professionals, planners) to hear what is happening in different nesting areas in Scotland, specifically in farmed/lowland landscapes, and to find practical ways to conserve and extend the range of this genuinely iconic and widely-loved species.
The day will consist of a series of short presentations on Curlew projects, followed by targeted panel discussions on specific issues, where the audience will be encouraged to take part. Practical ideas and solutions will be recorded and distributed after the meeting. A simple buffet lunch will be provided.