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Title of the project

Working for Waders


Working for Waders was set up in 2017 to tackle the decline of wading birds across Scotland. The project is supported by a wide range of organisations, including Scottish government and its agencies, farmers, game keepers, moorland owners, environmental conservation organisations and bird watchers. Working for Waders aims to do three things:
a) raise awareness of wader declines
b) Show that declines can be reversed
c) Demonstrate the importance of working in partnership

There are a range of projects and sites running under the banner of Working for Waders with 13 projects receiving funding in 2018 / 19 financial year. Some of these are projects are being led by environmental organisations whilst others are being led by game keepers and landowners.


We should be able to provide you with information on various projects as they develop. Results will be summarised through Working for Waders website.


Country United Kingdom
Level Regional, National
Site Multiple sites across Scotland
Region Scotland

Starting date


Habitat Types

Farmland, Forest/Woodland, Scrub/Grassland, Wetland, Coastal, Island

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, Ramsar, Regional protected area, National protected area, No protection status


Species Caracteristics Threatened species, Abundant species, Migratory species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Main species: Lapwing - Vanellus vanellus: Snipe - Gallinago gallinago: Curlew- Numenius Arquata: Redshank - Tringa tetanus: Oystercatcher - Haematopus Ostralegus

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public), Policy work (e.g. positioning of hunting organisations, demonstrating conservation actions)


Leading partners "There is not really a lead partner as Working for Waders is a partnership project with a steering group made of various organisations. Partners are identified on our website www.workingforwaders.com "
Other partners www.workingforwaders.com

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

£75,000 Core funding from Scottish Government through SNH to undertake the various projects. In addition to this there will be significantly more funding for individual projects, these will be funded by the lead partners in each case.