Eurosite VII Spoonbill Workshop Santoña, Victoria and Joyel marshes Natural Park, Spain
This Eurosite workshop, presented in collaboration with the International Spoonbill Working Group (ISWG), provides a unique opportunity to celebrate key EU policies, strengthen their implementation and promote the interchange of knowledge, experiences and ideas between people involved in studying and managing wetlands for the conservation of spoonbills and associated waterbird populations. Our aim is to share information and build practical know-how about drivers of population regulation and ways to improve management effectiveness in habitat restoration, especially between the well-known spoonbill Atlantic population / countries and other spoonbill populations / countries. We will also share advances in communication, awareness and raising support to improve waterbird conservation.
Over the last 20 years, the International Spoonbill Working Group (ISWG) has created, developed, stimulated, and coordinated a network of over a hundred people. They are dedicated to studying and managing a wide geographical area that is home to the Eurasian Spoonbill: Platalea leucorodia. In addition, this workshop is important because it will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of both the Birds and Habitats Directives.