Flight of the swans
Bewick's Swan is a tundra species that nests in the Arctic regions on Europe and Asia. Every year, this bird flies several thousand kilometers from its wintering grounds in Western Europe to breeding sites in the Arctic tundra of Norway, Finland and Russia. Despite its beauty and low number it is still hunted. Moreover, significant changes of habitats along fly routes makes migrations of Bewick's Swans difficult and dangerous. In the year 1995 the number of Bewick's Swan was 29 000 birds. Till 2010, the number dropped dramatically to nearly 18 100. Can we stop their decline? Can we help migratory birds to fly over our heads freely and without any fear of their survival?
This time we have a guest presenter - Paweł Sidło, biologist from PTAKI POLSKIE (Polish Birds) - a non-governmental organization, dealing with nature conservation in Poland.