August 2014 – vol. 107, issue 8, pp 467–475 Abstract The world population of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmeus was in freefall during the first decade of the present century. In recent years there has been a prodigious effort to turn around the species’ fortunes and there are now some glimmers of hope for the future. Conserving a species that migrates a quarter of the way round the world requires actions of many different ... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.