Sandpiper Species Heading Towards Extinction
AUGUST 22, 2010
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. To prevent the Spoon-billed Sandpiper's extinction urgent action is needed, both to find ways to give local people economic alternatives to hunting birds and to persuade hunters to release any sandpipers they catch. Really sad.