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Conservation

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28th March 2016

Impacts of driven shooting of Red Grouse

Posted in: Conservation, hunting pressure, land management, moorland, moorland birds, News, red grouse, upland birds

Management of Red Grouse moors

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14th March 2016

Mitigation or Compensation: Captive-breeding Houbara

Posted in: captive-bred, captive-breeding, Conservation, geolocator, gps tags, hunting pressure, re-introduction, tracking

Can captive-breeding support the hunted Asian Houbara?

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22nd February 2016

Figurehead bird conservation – wider biodiversity benefits?

Posted in: biodiversity, Conservation, grass heath, grassland, habitat

Will creating Stone-curlew habitat benefit rare plants and invertebrates?

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25th January 2016

The plight of the Egyptian Vulture . . .

Posted in: behaviour, Bird Protection, breeding, communal, Conservation, Disturbance, endangered, nesting, population dynamics, raptors, roost, Science

. . . and hopes for the future

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21st December 2015

Using seabird tracking data for marine conservation

Posted in: Conservation, distribution, Science, Seabirds, tracking

An unprecedented initiative to tackle threats to seabirds

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12th October 2015

Migratory connectivity in European Rollers

Posted in: connectivity, Conservation, distribution, geolocator, Migration, mortality, News, Science, tracking

Bringing it all together

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28th September 2015

Can Icelandic Whimbrels rise from the ashes?

Posted in: bird communities, breeding, Conservation, Disturbance, habitat, Science, shorebirds, waders

When in Spring 2010 Eyjafjallajökull’s volcanic eruption grounded most of the western world, Icelandic Whimbrels kept pushing North through the dust cloud.   José A. Alves Universities of Aveiro (CESAM) and Iceland   LINKED PAPER The effects of habitat type and volcanic eruptions on the breeding demography of Icelandic Whimbrels Numenius phaeopus. Katrínardóttir, B., Alves, […]

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14th September 2015

What the EU does for birds

Posted in: Bird Protection, Conservation, EU, legislation

The Birds Directive

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8th June 2015

Range expansion of non-native Acacia species: Acacia cyclops and birds

Posted in: Conservation, foraging, habitat, News, non-natives, Seabirds

Do birds disperse non-native plants?

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3rd June 2015

The European Red List of Birds

Posted in: Bird Protection, Conservation, Science

A new basis for European bird conservation

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25th May 2015

Of Ruminants and Redshanks

Posted in: breeding, Conservation, Farmland birds, habitat, mortality, shorebirds, waders, wetlands

Does light grazing cause nest mortality?

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27th April 2015

Dartford Warbler: unplanned fires and opportunities for conservation

Posted in: breeding, Conservation, distribution, global change, habitat, Science, weather

How will global change affect the distribution of the Dartford Warbler?

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13th April 2015

Imperfect adaptation?

Posted in: breeding, Conservation, News, parasitism, Science

How birds defend their nests from parasitism

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30th March 2015

The globally threatened Aquatic Warbler

Posted in: breeding, Conservation, foraging, habitat, Migration, protected areas, Science, wetlands

Do we know enough to save it?

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19th January 2015

Bycatch in gillnet fisheries: a bird’s eye view

Posted in: Bird Protection, Conservation, fisheries, foraging, mortality, Science, Seabirds

Can we reduce the 400,000 bird deaths caused by gillnets each year?

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22nd December 2014

Do birds of a feather flock together?

Posted in: breeding, Conservation, distribution, habitat, wetlands

How habitat preferences vary

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24th November 2014

Offshore wind: the importance of bird density and breeding season definitions

Posted in: Bird Protection, breeding, Conservation, Disturbance, Migration, News, renewable energy, Seabirds, tracking, wind farms

Offshore collision risk modelling can be insufficiently precautionary

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10th November 2014

Saving long-term studies

Posted in: breeding, Conservation, crowd-sourcing, funding, phenology, protected areas, Seabirds, tracking

Crowd-funding research

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