After the Curlew Walk I organised - with a lot of help of course - 3 and soon to be 4 Curlew Workshops around the country to bring people together to discuss what is happening and to find a way forward. Each workshop had a series of talks in the morning followed by workshops in the afternoon identifying problems and coming up with solutions. The Irish Workshop produced the Curlew Task Force, theEngland Workshop resulted in the setting up of the Curlew Forum, the Welsh Workshop launched the brand new Wales-wide Curlew Cymru, which will have a website soon.
Action on the ground
Each Curlew organisation has been successfully getting on the ground action going straight away. You can read the details on the different website - and they are all summarised on the Curlew Call pages here where you can also have a look at most of the powerpoint presentations. Scotland already has a Working for Waders initiative, which is aimed at all upland wader species. This workshop will include lowland curlews too and highlight the specific issues they face.