Many of our events and activities were curtailed or cancelled in 2020, as a result of Government restrictions to limit the spread of the virus.
However, the Government’s Road Map announced on 22 February 2021 included a proposed ending of the “Stay at home” rule on 29 March, together with relaxation of rules governing outdoor activities, so we are planning on undertaking our Birds and other surveys in 2021. All activities will be conducted in accordance with whatever Covid-19 restrictions are in place at the appropriate time.
All Groups will be conducting bird surveys in 2021.
The main purpose will be to monitor the Curlew population. There are probably only about 120 pairs left in the whole of Shropshire, so we haven’t got long to save them from location extinction.
All Groups need new helpers please.
A general description of the surveys can be found here
More details can be found on each Group’s own section of the website.
If you want to help, or need more information, please email Leo Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Surveying and protecting declining species
Wildlife is an important part of our landscape and natural heritage but much of it is disappearing.
Community Wildlife Groups give local people a chance to do something about this by finding and recording wildlife of all types, so that existing populations and habitats can be conserved.
What the groups do
We bring together people interested in wildlife, undertake survey work to establish the status of key wildlife species and their habitats, encourage and enhance local interest in wildlife, and actively promote conservation.
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