27 Oct '11, 3pm
YAY!!! Triple figures of Spoon-billed Sandpiper in China
BirdLife’s China Programme, the Hong Kong Birdwatching Society and Wild Bird Society of Shanghai have been working at Rudong, thanks to a grant from Disney’s Friends for Change, a global initiative that encourages kids and families to join together and make a lasting positive impact on their world by helping people, communities and the planet. Conservation education at local schools and awareness-raising events have been a crucial part of this work, which aim to rapidly increase understanding amongst local communities of the importance of the coastal wetlands for migratory birds and people. This approach has worked well at other sites in China, not only for Spoon-billed Sandpiper but also for Chinese Crested Tern, the country’s rarest bird.