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The Great Egg & Spoonie Race- Sunday 5th May 2013

Fundraising for OBC

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OBC

OBC promotes interest in the birds of the Oriental region and their conservation.

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The Spoon-billed Sandpiper Conservation Breeding Program is probably one of the most ambitious and challenging conservation projects of all time.  The Spoon-billed Sandpiper is one of the most critically endangered species in the world with a rapidly reducing population  size.  This beautiful and enigmatic species breeds in the most remote far eastern corner of Siberia. It makes an incredible journey south in the winter through China and Korea towards it wintering grounds of  SE Asia and Bangladesh. The obstacles it faces on its way are enormous.

The WWT in conjunction with Bird Life Russia a have embarked on a mammoth project to establish a captive breeding program here in the UK at Slimbridge.

This link http://www.saving-spoon-billed-sandpiper.com   and the video on this page give you a flavour of what this is about. 

WWT desperately need on going funds so a number of us or making our own journey by cycling and running a 35mile stretch of the North Norfolk coastal path from one bird reserve to another. I personally will be cycling from one of the flagship WWT reserves at Welney, Cambridgeshire to Salthouse in Norfolk.  All funds will go via the Oriental Bird Club directly into this project so please help us save this species - we do not want another Dodo!

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

I have been fortunate enough to have seen this beautiful species in the wild and I hope future generations will be able to enjoy the same.

So please dig deep and donate now.

Thank you.

 

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