Fund-rais­ing project to help buck Welsh Lap­wing de­cline

Bird Watching (UK) - - News -

Welsh Lap­wings could ben­e­fit from a new project at Parc Slip Na­ture Reserve. Over the past two years, staff and vol­un­teers have worked hard to stem the de­crease in Lap­wing num­bers there, which have de­clined from 19 pairs in the 1990s to only one pair in 2014. The lat­est project will in­volve the con­struc­tion of a goose­proof float­ing plat­form to pro­vide a safe breed­ing area for Lap­wings on Parc Slip’s North­ern Wet­land Lake. Each raft will cost about £2,000, and the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, which owns the reserve, is hop­ing to raise the money and in­stall the rafts be­fore Fe­bru­ary, in time for the breed­ing sea­son.

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