To promote, for the benefit of the public, the conservation and protection of waders or shorebirds and improvements of their physical and natural habitats; and
To advance the education of the public regarding the conservation and protection of waders or shorebirds and their natural habitats.
We aim to demonstrate that waders are not just worth saving for the sake of saving them, but that they are an integral part of our ecosystem and that their well being and future are linked to the well being and future of all life forms on this planet, including our own.
We believe passionately in enabling people to become directly, or indirectly, involved in wader conservation. We promote this through locally led Community Wader Conservation projects, reinforcing the work that larger conservation organisations are carrying out. We advocate a combined effort and co-operation between people in local communities and conservation organisations, to protect the delicately balanced places that waders inhabit to prevent them from becoming degraded, polluted or destroyed altogether.
It is extremely important to raise the level of awareness about the crisis facing waders the world over. We aim to do this by promoting the enjoyment, understanding, and protection of waders by engaging people of all ages in birding, education, and conservation with a view to reversing negative trends in wader populations.
To accomplish these aims we will:
• Promote conservation strategies for the protection of waders and demonstrate the value of conservation to the community.
• Encourage others to educate their community about the benefits of preserving and enjoying waders.
• Support research into maintaining, restoring, and understanding wader populations, especially where this has a community involvement.
• Undertake fundraising when required, and we are able to do so, to support locally driven wader conservation initiatives.