The Curlew Countdown
A good friend of mine and an inspirational conservationist, broadcaster and author, Mary Colwell is a woman on a mission. To save one of our most iconic native wading birds from extinction, the Curlew. A bird of wild, windswept landscapes, its evocative call and willowy appearance has inspired poetry, music and wonder in many.
But sadly, due to changes in how we manage our landscapes, and specifically farm land, it's under very real threat of extinction as a breeding bird in the UK and Ireland.
Over lunch at her lovely home in Bristol myself and Mary chat about what can be done to save the Curlew, and the difficult conversations that need to be had with various stakeholders when it comes to practical nature conservation.
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