Curlews in Crisis
Curlews are rapidly declining across Europe and the UK. Supported by the European Commission LIFE programme and other partners, Curlew LIFE aims to reverse these declines in five priority UK landscapes.
Curlews have declined by 48% in the UK since the mid-1990s and populations remain unstable.
What we're doing
Working with land managers and communities to improve habitat and raise awareness of curlew conservation issues.
By December 2024, enhanced habitat conditions will lead to stable curlew populations within project sites.
Discover the project sites
This project is being delivered across five priority landscapes in Northern Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland. Each of these sites have been identified as important breeding areas for Curlew.
The Curlews in Crisis project is managed by the RSPB with generous support from the EU LIFE programme and the following project partners; Cairngorms Connect, Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership Scheme, Natural Resources Wales, NIEA-DAERA , RSPB.
Cairngorms Connect is part of the Endangered Landscapes Programme, which is managed by the Cambridge Conservation Initiative in partnership with Arcadia - a charitable fund of Lisbet Rousing and Peter Baldwin.
Additional funding has also been received from the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.