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Turtle Dove Original Watercolour painting


Since 1967 we have lost 98% of the UK’s turtle doves. In fact, they are the UK’s fastest declining species… Legal and illegal hunting on their migration routes is responsible for the loss of over 2 million turtle doves each year and the struggle isn't over once they reach the UK either.


Habitat loss and a rapid change in farming practices have also contributed significantly to their alarming decline. Research carried out in England shows that adult Turtle doves are producing half as many chicks as they were in the 1970s as a result of habitat loss and the associated food shortages.


Luckily, there are people who are working to try and help these beautiful birds. 


CABS (Committee Against Bird Slaughter) monitors illegal hunting on the ground, disrupting the traps, nets, and lures set by poachers. They also are at the forefront of lobbying governments and the EU to put an end to the legal hunting of bird species. Last autumn CABS teams collected 4122 traps, caught 217 poachers and saved 2347 birds from traps.

To read more about their work visit


This original painting is the perfect gift for bird watchers, bird ringers, ornithologists, and fans of the natural world and British wildlife.

Turtle Dove Original Watercolour Painting

    • Original, signed watercolour painting
    • The painting measures 6 x 4"
    • Painting is sent mounted to 8x6" in a luxury double white, conservation grade mount.
    • Created with the highest quality watercolour paint
    • Painted on Fabriano Artistico Watercolour Hot Press Paper in extra white.
    • The painting is signed and includes a certificate of authenticity and care instructions.
    • Packaged in a sturdy gift box for safe travels around the world.
    • For UK shipping the drawing is sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery before 1pm (fully insured)
    • For international delivery, fully insured TransGlobal Express Service with a delivery aim of less than 5 days.
    • 10% of profits donated to CABS
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