1 %
£112.16
raised of £10,000 target
by 3 supporters
Donate
BirdLife International avatar
BirdLife International

BirdLife's Save Baer's Pochard Appeal

Fundraising for BirdLife International

1 %
£112.16
raised of £10,000 target
by 3 supporters
Donate

BirdLife International

BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership and the world leader in bird conservation. We believe in a world rich in biodiversity where people and nature live in harmony. We offer that hope for the future of the planet but we need your help to achieve it.

Story

The Critically Endangered Baer's Pochard is one of the world's most threatened birds and its population appears to be in freefall. Earlier this year, surveys on its known wintering grounds located just 45 individuals despite several hundred having been present at some sites in previous years. In the last few weeks only a handful of pairs have been found at its usual breeding sites.  

Baer's Pochard breeds in south-east Russia and north-east China and its wintering range includes north-east India, south-east Asia and southern China. Identifying the causes of its decline across such an extensive range is exceptionally challenging and urgent internationally coordinated action is needed to improve understanding of its plight and to implement the top priority conservation measures.  

The Partnership for the East Asia-Australasian Flyway (EAAFP) is now working closely with WWT, BirdLife International and several national conservation organisations and governments to develop a robust Species Action Plan that will identify the emergency actions that must be taken to save Baer's Pochard from extinction. 

Our experience shows that even in the most severe cases, where there's a will there's a way and, with the right resources, integrated conservation measures can save species like Baer's Pochard.

Individuals like you can make an enormous personal difference by helping to fund the required action. So please help us save Baer's Pochard now, before it is too late. 

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with them - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, JustGiving send your money directly to us and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. 

Please make sure you add your email details when you donate so we can keep you informed about the conservation action you are supporting. 

Photos

2
  • © Andy and Gill Swash (WorldWildlifeImages.com)
  • © Andy and Gill Swash (WorldWildlifeImages.com)

Supporters

3