Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris

Endangered

Location: Papua New Guinea, Australia

The Great Knot breeds on gravelly areas covered with lichen and patches of herbs, heather (del Hoyo et al. 1996), Empetrum spp., Dryas spp. and Vaccinium spp.(Johnsgard 1981), or alternatively on areas with a continuous layer of lichen and scattered stunted larch Larix spp. or dwarf pine Pinus pumila (del Hoyo et al. 1996).

The breeding grounds of the Great Knot have been decimated by #agriculture and #palmoil plantations in #PapuaNewGuinea. They are now endangered with no known conservation in place. Support them with a brand #Boycott4Wildlife

The Great Knot has been uplisted to Endangered owing to recent evidence showing a very rapid population decline caused by reclamation of non-breeding stopover grounds, and under the assumption that further proposed reclamation projects will cause additional declines in the future.

IUCN Red List

Further Information

BirdLife International. 2019. Calidris tenuirostris (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T22693359A155482913. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22693359A155482913.en. Downloaded on 31 January 2021.

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