Alert stage red                               for the Whinchat

The species has become a rarity in many European countries


Foto: Jürgen Feulner

Who we are

We are a union of Whinchat workers / researchers from 13 countries. The foundation meeting took place in Helmbrechts - Eco Station / Germany on the occasion of the 1st European Whinchat Symposium on May 29th 2015.

One of our most urgent goals is to develop a international conservation strategy for the Whinchat.


The speakers of the group are:

Alex Copland (IRE) (Head of the group)

Hans-Valentin Bastian (D)

Jaanus Elts (EST)

Davorin Tome (SLO)





1st European Whinchat Symposium

The 1st European Whinchat Symposium took place in Helmbrechts / Germany on May 27th to 29th. Nearly 100 participants adopted the resolution "Message from Helmbrechts" at the end of the symposium. 

Altogether 42 contributions dealt with the situation of the Whinchat in 18 countries. They are collected on 312 pages in the proceedings volume "Living on the Edge of Extinction in Europe".

Message from Helmbrechts

Resolution to the 1st European Whinchat Symposium

From 27th – 30th May 2015 nearly 100 ornithologists, conservation and agronomy scientists gathered together at the 1st European Whinchat Symposium in Helmbrechts, Germany. During the symposium the participants decided on this resolution unanimously. In the meanwhile 27 organisations are supporting the resolution.


You can read the resolution


here


Proceedings Volume to the 1st European Whinchat Symposium

41 contributions from 58 authors  & co-authors deal with the situation of the Whinchat in 18 countries. On 312 pages you find study results about biology, distribution patterns and conservation of the species. You can order the book for 20 €  here .