In their paper on the conservation of the Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata, ‘Recovering the Eurasian Curlew in the UK and Ireland: progress since 2015 and looking ahead’ (Douglas et al. 2021), the authors (members of the UK and Ireland Curlew Action Group) referred to the ‘immediate and overriding challenges facing Curlews’ and cited, quite rightly, ‘intense predation pres


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