Project to bring back extinct bird

Great Bustards were once part of British wildlife but were extinct by the 1840s. There is now a project underway to bring the species back to Britain.

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Great Bustard brought back to Britain

Great Bustard bird will be re-introduced after being extinct for years Credit: David Kjaer

Birdworld have teamed up with the Great Bustard Group to home the first pair of Great Bustards in Britain for years.

The bird has been extinct in this country since the 1840s but are a missing piece of UK wildlife heritage

Both of the birds will be kept in an aviary as they are unable to be released into the wild.

David Waters, Director of Great Bustard Group, said: "Birdworld's ongoing support for the conservation and reintroduction of the Great Bustard makes a real difference to the work of the GBG."

Great Bustards re-introduced in Britain

Birdworld has been supporting the project to re-establish Great Bustards Credit: David Kjaer

Birdworld and the Great Bustard Group are undertaking a project to bring the Great Bustard bird back to Britain after years of extinction.

The Great Bustard Project was created to re-introduce the species and works tirelessly to re-establish the birds in the UK to create a self sustaining population.

Birdworld has been supporting the Great Bustard Project for several years now by giving a percentage of all money raised in raffles and collections.

As well as fundraising, Birdworld has also been raising awareness of the plight of the Great Bustard with information boards and taxidermy at the park.

The extinct bird are a missing piece of UK wildlife heritage Credit: David Kjaer

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