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Conservation

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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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29th September 2014

Devon Cuckoos and citizen science

Posted in: breeding, Community, Conservation, People, Science, tracking

How citizen science is helping with Cuckoo research

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22nd September 2014

Shetland’s phalaropes go WHERE . . . ?!

Posted in: breeding, Conservation, geolocator, Migration, Science, tracking, wintering

A Scottish Red-necked Phalarope wintered somewhere totally unexpected . . .

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25th August 2014

Adult survival declines as African Penguin population plummets

Posted in: breeding, Conservation, Science, Seabirds

Urgent action is needed to save the African Penguin

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28th July 2014

Engaging local communities in conserving habitats of Himalayan birds

Posted in: Community, Conservation, News, People

Conservation initiatives, particular in remoter areas, rely heavily on local community engagement if they are to be successful

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23rd May 2014

Woodland birds response to climatic change: part 2

Posted in: breeding, Conservation, phenology, Science, woodland birds

Measuring insect poo to help investigate the impacts of climate change on woodland birds

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28th April 2014

Ash Dieback – how much should we worry?

Posted in: Conservation, disease, woodland birds

What happened to ash dieback?

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14th April 2014

Beyond the maps

Posted in: breeding, Conservation, Farmland birds, Science, Seabirds, upland birds, woodland birds

What now for all that data collected from the #birdatlas?

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7th April 2014

#BOU2014 – upland and alpine birds conference

Posted in: alpine birds, Community, Conferences, Conservation, Science, upland birds

#BOU14 in photos and a few words

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31st March 2014

Woodland birds’ response to climatic change

Posted in: breeding, Conservation, phenology, Science, woodland birds

The impacts of climate change on the breeding birds

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28th January 2014

How to support biodiversity with ecological focus areas

Posted in: Conservation, Farmland birds, News, Science

Ecological focus areas (EFAs) need a minimal ecological quality to be effective

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29th October 2013

What have conservation scientists ever done for birds?

Posted in: Community, Conservation, People, Science

Conservation scientists need to be better at telling others about their findings if we want more conservation action and impact

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13th September 2013

What do we know about the effect of disease on Turtle Doves?

Posted in: Conservation, Farmland birds, News, Science

The Turtle Dove is in serious decline across northern Europe. To understand what may be behind this decline, all aspects of the species' ecology is being investigated, including the effects of disease

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20th June 2013

EU Common Agricultural Policy Reform

Posted in: Conservation, Farmland birds

45% of Europe’s landmass is given over to agriculture which places a huge pressure on biodiversity of the continent

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28th February 2013

Lost and found – the storm-petrel back from extinction

Posted in: Bird Protection, Conservation, News, Seabirds

‘Extinct’ New Zealand Storm-petrel found breeding 150 years after last being seen

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