Wk3 Situational Analysis (6pm)

Decline of Turtle Doves in England

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Since 1995 the number of turtle doves visiting England each summer has declined by 94%. I would like to create a situational analysis to better understand this issue.  My proposed scope for this is only their time in England (May - Sept), although no doubt they face are further challenges during their October-April migration.

Background info at https://www.operationturtledove.org 

(Last summer I led a local supplemental feeding programme and we saw two pairs of turtle doves successfully fledge eight juveniles, which was very exciting).

Please join the discussion group if this is of interest...

Martin Parsons

Great Fen Voluntary Officer with the Wildlife Trust BCN, Wildlife Trust BCN

After many years working Perkins Engines Company as an engineer focussed on reducing diesel engine exhaust emissions, I have changed direction, and am now working in conservation. I have completed the first year of an MSc in Applied Wildlife Conservation in Cambridge (ARU). Since Oct 2019 I have been working as a voluntary officer for the Wildlife Trust BCN on the Great Fen project. I am also heavily involved with the Langdyke Countryside Trust, who look after 200 acres of nature reserves in Jon Clare Countryside, north-west of Peterborough (in north Cambridgeshire, UK). Like many others, my 2020 plans have been significantly impacted by the Covid19 lockdown, so I am looking for the positives, and pursuing opportunities to acquire new skills.
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Go to the profile of Eliza Helen Kelsey Leat
about 1 year ago

Hi Martin, I worked on Turtle doves a few years ago for RSPB, would be happy to join in this situational analysis.