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“Born to be wild – saving the world’s rarest bird” Peter Cranswick

Indoor Events
Date: Wednesday, 26 January 2022 19:30

On Wednesday 22nd January 2022 at 7.30pm via Zoom, Peter Cranswick will be presenting “Born to be wild – saving the world’s rarest bird”

Peter, a committee member with WOS, has been at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust for 30 years, in recent times focusing on threatened species conservation. Ten years ago, when WWT was in the early stages of helping the Madagascar Pochard, arguably the world’s rarest bird, Peter talked to WOS about the beginning of the project to save this species. He is returning to bring the story up to date. Once thought extinct, just 20 Madagascar Pochards survive on one small lake in the remote highlands of Madagascar. Barely clinging to existence, nearly all the ducklings die each year. Peter will tell how a pioneering approach, some innovative thinking, and not a little determination is helping keep this duck’s head above water.

This presentation will be via Zoom. To be able to participate in a Zoom meeting you will need to have a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone which has audio and video capability. Most laptops, tablets and smartphones have this but not all desktops.

A Zoom account is not required if you are joining Zoom Meetings as a participant. You should be able to just click on the Join Zoom Meeting.

Full details with the link and password will be sent to members who receive the monthly events email at the beginning of the month that the talk is in. If however you do not receive this and would like to join the meeting, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating if you are a WOS member or if not, your interest in joining this meeting.



All Dates

  • Wednesday, 26 January 2022 19:30

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