Increase numbers of little terns across the Project sites through enhanced management of existing breeding sites and restoration and creation of new or recently abandoned sites.
Protection of little terns and their nests and eggs from threats such as disturbance and predators.
Improve the understanding of little tern numbers and movements by undertaking a colour ringing programme to inform long-term conservation strategies.
Monitoring using standardised recording across sites to measure the success of the breeding attempts and feed this back to help inform each successive annual summer work programme.
Local communities and other interested parties will learn about the struggles of this scarce seabird, helping to raise support for the work at the UK sites.
Build up our knowledge and best practice case studies by increased networking with other relevant projects in the UK, Europe and North America.
Work with statutory agencies and local authorities to find ways to support little tern conservation and extend the protection measures when appropriate.