Sunday, October 11, 2015


I photographed this Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Calidris pygmaea) in South Korea in 2005 (the bird on the right is a Dunlin) but this critically endangered species in now on the very brink of extinction. Their massive decline, and the decline of many other species that use the East Asian-Australasian Flyway is strongly linked to the ecological devastation of major stop-over sites (much more so than to changes on the breeding grounds or wintering grounds) as this post  and this article discuss. This is a compelling example of the need for full life cycle monitoring and conservation planning.

1 comment:

  1. The situation in the Yellow Sea is getting worse and worse:


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