The March talk for RSPB Oxford Local Group
has unfortunately been cancelled due to the
"Saving the World’s Rarest Bird"
By: Peter Cranswick
Wednesday 14 th March 2018, 7.45pm
Exeter Hall Kidlington OX5 1AB
The Madagascar Pochard was believed extinct until just 25 were found by chance in 2006. An emergency rescue mission was launched to bring birds into captivity, buying time to devise a long-term approach. But finding a suitable new home for a duck in one of the world’s poorest countries, where most wetlands are in dire straits and at the same time a crucial resource for impoverished communities, poses significant challenges. And then there’s also the unexpected. Peter will describe the progress to date and the pioneering plans to save this species