bird conservation Articles

  • Migratory birds - Connecting Wetlands and People

    Management of migratory species succeeds where critically important sites are well managed along flyways. Migratory waterbirds depend on a range of secure sites from their breeding grounds to staging and nonbreeding sites that they use during their annual migrations. These birds depend on a range of natural and man-made wetland habitats - many are managed as nationally protected areas, ...


    By Wetlands International

  • A Review of Migratory Bird Flyways and Priorities for Management

    This document, commissioned by the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), and developed with the CMS Flyways Working Group, outlines the scientific and technical issues for conservation of migratory birds and their habitats, and relevant international instruments, initiatives and processes. It is in three parts namely: Part 1 (previously Review 1) – a review of CMS and non- CMS existing ...


    By Wetlands International

  • From Red Lists to Species of Conservation Concern

    Abstract: National red lists of threatened animal and plant species prepared according to the criteria of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) adequately reflect the extinction risk of species within a country but cannot be used directly to set conservation priorities. In particular, the significance of national populations for the conservation of the species as a whole is not ...


  • Hand in hand: wetland conservation and tourism in Senegal

    I recently got the chance to experience the natural beauty of Djoudj National Park in Senegal for the first time and see its conservation needs. The Djoudj is a paradise for over a million waterbirds and a lot of other biodiversity. It provides an ideal setting for developing sustainable solutions such as tourism that should allow the surrounding villages, visitors and nature to benefit from this ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Sooty tern conservation - Scarecrow bio-acoustic systems play a part in sooty tern conservation

    Scarecrow Bio-Acoustic Systems, a leading international innovator in bird dispersal technology has been instrumental in helping the Sooty Tern recolonise one of its former nesting sites, bringing the seabird back to Denis Island in the Seychelles, after an absence of over one hundred years. Until recently, Uckfield based Scarecrow Bio-Acoustic Systems Ltd has been renowned for developing leading ...


    By Scarecrow

  • Integrated Bird Management Scheme - An Integrated Bird Management System- an explanation of the use of bio-acoustics in the management of birdstrike risk

    An Integrated Bird Management System is just part of that evolution: a stated safety management policy that, when implemented, is designed to reduce the attractions for birds on an airport and then to disperse those birds that persist by bio-acoustic and other means. The responsibility for bird risk management does not stop at the perimeter of an airport, it will involve the evaluation of land ...


    By Scarecrow

  • Biodiversity and its conservation in the Sundarban Mangrove Ecosystem

    Abstract.  The Sundarban, covering about one million ha in the delta of the rivers Ganga, Brahmaputra and Meghna is shared between Bangladesh (~60%) and India (~40%), and is the world’s largest coastal wetland. The area experiences a subtropical monsoonal climate with an annual rainfall of 1,600–1,800 mm and severe cyclonic storms. Enormous amounts of sediments carried by the rivers ...


    By Springer

  • Wildlife In Trust: A Hundred Years Of Nature Conservation

    Keywords: Wildlife Trusts, nature conservation, Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves, Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts The Wildlife Trusts, collectively, are one of the biggest voluntary players in the wildlife conservation movement in the UK. Wildlife Trusts cover the whole of the UK; membership is 800,000 and growing. The Wildlife Trusts celebrate the centenary of the movement ...


  • Legislation: New Approaches to Nature Conservation in the UK

    Keywords: nature conservation, protected areas, ecosystems approach, ecosystem services, species protection, marine conservation zones, Natural Environment Framework, 2010 Biodiversity Targets, EU Biodiversity Strategy, Law Commission Despite the enactment of several pieces of legislation on nature conservation over the last 30 years,1 the basic components of nature conservation law have ...


  • Mudbank - Responsible business supporting biodiversity and flyway conservation

    Mudbank is an innovative approach for business to support the conservation of wetlands and migratory waterbirds around the globe. To offset the impact of development projects, Mudbank invests on behalf of companies in the permanent protection of important coastal habitat along migratory flyways. It is designed to be an option in the Mitigation Hierarchy—and not just an “in lieu ...


    By Wetlands International

  • From the American prairie, a conservation success story

    From rhinos to #CecilTheLion, we live in a world where stories of species loss and ...


    By Ensia

  • Economic Incentives to Conserve Wildlife on Private Lands: Analysis and Policy

    Some believe that provision of private property rights in wildlife on private land provides a powerful economic incentive for nature conservation because it enables property owners to market such wildlife or its attributes. If such marketing is profitable, private landholders will conserve the wildlife concerned and its required habitat. But land is not always most profitably used for ...


    By Springer

  • Influence of Targets and Assessment Region Size on Perceived Conservation Priorities

    We used an existing conservation opportunity area (OA) data layer for four contiguous ecological subsections within the Ozark Highlands to quantitatively evaluate the influence of conservation targets and assessment region size on conservation priorities. OAs are natural and seminatural land-cover patches that are away from roads and away from patch edges. To evaluate the influence of targets, we ...


    By Springer

  • Beware of Birds - Bill Read looks at the dangers and consequences of birdstrikes and the steps that airports and airside safety providers are taking to reduce the risk

    At 9.15 am on 29 April 2007, a Thomson Fly Boeing 757-200 with 221 passengers on board took off from Manchester airport on a flight to Arrecife, Lanzarote. Seconds after the aircraft had left the ground, two birds were sucked into the aircraft's right engine causing a flameout and black smoke to issue from the Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4 power plant. The pilot continued the takeoff on one engine and ...


    By Scarecrow

  • When Good Animals Love Bad Habitats: Ecological Traps and the Conservation of Animal Populations

    Abstract: The concept of the ecological trap, a low-quality habitat that animals prefer over other available habitats of higher quality, has appeared in the ecological literature irregularly for over 30 years, but the topic has received relatively little attention, and evidence for traps remains largely anecdotal. Recently, however, the ecological trap concept has been ...


  • Interactive effects of climate change with nutrients, mercury, and freshwater acidification on key taxa in the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative region

    The North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative LCC (NA LCC) is a public‐private partnership that provides information to support conservation decisions that may be affected by global climate change (GCC) and other threats. The NA LCC region extends from southeast Virginia to the Canadian Maritime Provinces. Within this region, the U.S. National Climate Assessment documented increases in ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Case Notes: Liberalising the Threshold of Precaution – Cockle Fishing, the Habitats Directive, and Evidence of a New Understanding of ‘Scientific Uncertainty`

    FACTS AND KEY ELEMENTS OF JUDGMENT The Wadden Sea, extending along the North Sea coast of the Netherlands, is a shallow water ecosystem comprising of tidal channels, sands, mud flats, and salt marshes. It is officially recognised as a protected area for birds, pursuant to Council Directive 79/409/EEC of 2 April 1979 on the conservation of wild birds (‘the Birds Directive’), and is renowned for ...


  • Crows Gone Wild

    Crows are among the most intelligent and adaptable birds in our yards and neighborhoods. So what do you do when one of these incredibly smart birds figures out that your house or yard provides something it wants and starts becoming a nuisance? Resident Bird-B-Gone Ornithologist Dr. Rob Fergus discuss common crow problems, and how to humanley deter crows from your property.  Crows are among ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • State of nature in the EU - Results from reporting under the nature directives 2007–2012

    This report describing the state of nature in the EU is based on reports from Member States under the Birds (2009/147/EC) and the Habitats (92/43/EEC) directives and on subsequent assessments at EU or EU biogeographical levels. This is the first time that the Member States' reports required by the Birds Directive have included information on population sizes and trends of birds; it is the second ...

  • Bringing aeroconservation down to Earth

    From migrating birds to pollinating bees to seed-dispersing plants, thousands of species depend on the quality of the aerosphere­ — the layer of air that surrounds our planet. Despite this, aircraft, wind farms, drones, telecommunication towers and other anthropogenic infrastructure increasingly crowd this critical habitat. Current species conservation efforts are generally focused on ...


    By Ensia

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