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Caring for Curlew with Cairngorms Connect

 Thijs Claes , Curlew LIFE project officer at RSPB Scotland Insh Marshes, explores how landscape-scale restoration is impacting species like curlews. 

My role is designed to establish RSPB Scotland Insh Marshes as a site for curlew conservation excellence. There is a very worrying decline in the curlew populations throughout the UK, but this section of the Spey floodplain has remained one of the best curlew breeding sites on the Scottish mainland: a place where the population has remained stable in the last 15 years.