The spoon-billed sandpiper is a critically endangered bird that stops over in Chinese and Hong Kong wetlands on its migration to and from Siberia. Photo : Nickolay Yakushev The spoon-billed sandpiper is a critically endangered bird that stops over in Chinese and Hong Kong wetlands on its migration to and from Siberia. Photo : Nickolay Yakushev
The spoon-billed sandpiper is a critically endangered bird that stops over in Chinese and Hong Kong wetlands on its migration to and from Siberia. Photo : Nickolay Yakushev
Conservation

China’s key role in international fight to save one of rarest birds in the world from extinction

A wetland in Jiangsu province – a vital stopover for the spoon-billed sandpiper on its migration south from Siberia – needs protecting against development, one of a number of threats to a species with under 250 breeding pairs left

Topic |   Conservation
The spoon-billed sandpiper is a critically endangered bird that stops over in Chinese and Hong Kong wetlands on its migration to and from Siberia. Photo : Nickolay Yakushev The spoon-billed sandpiper is a critically endangered bird that stops over in Chinese and Hong Kong wetlands on its migration to and from Siberia. Photo : Nickolay Yakushev
The spoon-billed sandpiper is a critically endangered bird that stops over in Chinese and Hong Kong wetlands on its migration to and from Siberia. Photo : Nickolay Yakushev
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