Sandpiper Species Heading Towards Extinction
AUGUST 22, 2010
The Spoon-billed Sandpiper, one of the world's most threatened birds, is rapidly heading towards extinction because young birds are being targeted for human consumption. both 2009 and 2010, the team located around 200 Spoon-billed Sandpipers-the majority of the world population-wintering in Myanmar, most of them in the Bay of Martaban where local people target wading birds for food. Really sad.