Filip Wieckowski - Ramsar Ecologist

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About Filip

Having trained as a graphic designer and illustrator Filip began a career change in 2013. He gained skills in applied ecology and land management on the Great Fen Project in Cambridgeshire before moving to BirdLife Malta to work in wildlife crime mitigation, injured bird care and campaigning. As research assistant for the Malta Seabird Project Filip worked with gulls, shearwaters and storm-petrels while developing an understanding of seabird ecology. He is tasked with writing the next five-year management strategy for the Alderney West Coast and Burhou Islands Ramsar Site, and leading the seabird season for 2016.

Conservation – A Global Perspective

Click here to play Read by Charley and Dave As mentioned last week there are many threats to wildlife, including our seabirds, and the AWT works to protect Alderney’s habitats and species. But many species, particularly seabirds, do not stay in one location for their whole lives so conservation is needed on [...]

By |2017-03-30T12:52:18+01:00July 14th, 2014|The Daily Digest 2014|0 Comments

What Conservation Does AWT Currently Do?

Click here to play Read by Charley Conservation can take many different forms and the AWT pursues them all as much as possible. For example: Active conservation The ringed plovers nest on Platte Saline beach where disturbance from humans and dogs is a problem. So to protect the nests the AWT launched [...]

By |2017-03-30T12:52:19+01:00July 11th, 2014|The Daily Digest 2014|2 Comments

Seabird Update IX

Click here to play Read by Dave ECOLOGIST'S UPDATE Nicci, Cristina and I spent the past couple of days, Monday and Tuesday, working on Burhou. We monitored the puffins, shags and gulls whilst also checking on the rat chew sticks that Nicci laid out on a previous visit and identifying some of the [...]

By |2017-03-30T12:52:19+01:00July 9th, 2014|The Daily Digest 2014|0 Comments

Why Do We Need Conservation?

Click here to play Read by Charley and Dave There are 6 major threats to our seabird colonies welfare and continued survival: 1.Direct persecution As we have seen before with the great auk many seabird species have long been persecuted by people throughout history devastating their populations. It is a decreasing threat [...]

By |2017-03-30T12:52:19+01:00July 8th, 2014|The Daily Digest 2014|0 Comments

Seabird Update VIII

Click here to play Read by Charley and Dave ECOLOGIST'S UPDATE Last week I told you all about catching gannets and putting GPS tags on them with Vicky. I also mentioned that we would be trying to get them back last week as well. We went back to Les Etacs last Tuesday, [...]

By |2017-03-30T12:52:21+01:00July 2nd, 2014|The Daily Digest 2014|1 Comment

Young Around Alderney

Click here to play  Read by Dave and Charley It is not just our seabirds that have to care for their young on Alderney, there are many other species around our island raising a family at this time of year. Most other bird species raise their young in similar ways to our seabirds. [...]

By |2017-03-30T12:52:21+01:00July 1st, 2014|The Daily Digest 2014|2 Comments

Defending the Nest

Click here to play Read by Charley and Dave Making a nest, incubating the egg and feeding chicks are all expected behaviours when caring for the young. But sometimes parents have to go further to make sure their chicks survive, particularly from predators. Many species will nest in large groups so that [...]

By |2017-03-30T12:52:22+01:00June 30th, 2014|The Daily Digest 2014|0 Comments

Feeding

Click here to play  Read by Charley and Dave As we have seen before shags are pursuit divers and gannets are plunge divers. Puffins can also be described as pursuit divers, whilst common terns are also plunge divers, although they only reach depths of 1-2m compared to a gannets 20m. Common [...]

By |2017-03-30T12:52:22+01:00June 27th, 2014|The Daily Digest 2014|0 Comments