Black-tailed godwit, a species threatened in Europe, with a small population in Sweden. Hopefully we can contribute knowledge to protect this species not just in Sweden.
Some of the most threatened iconic birds in Europe have been highlighted in a project sponsored by the EU. With Birdlife International as co-ordinator, 13 working partners from the whole of Europe have been working on increasing knowledge of and improving protection for 16 bird species in the EU. Nine new action plans have resulted from the project and Birdlife Sverige has been an active part of these action plans. Hopefully the future is now brighter for the Black-tailed godwit, Yelkouan shearwater, Velvet scoter, Lammergeier, Dalmatian pelican and Turtle dove.
Richard Ottvall, Birdlife Sverige’s representative, tells more about this encouraging project.