wetland bird Articles

  • Freshwater ecosystems

    Freshwater ecosystems in Europe are rich in biodiversity and provide essential ecosystem services to humans Europe's freshwater ecosystems range from rivers, flood plains, lakes and ponds, marshes and peatlands, to man-made water bodies such as canals and reservoirs (EC, 2007a; EC, 2007b). They encompass a broad variety of wetlands. These different systems also interact with groundwater. ...

  • Keoladeo National Park: highlighting surface water tensions

    Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthan, India is a world-class bird sanctuary and world heritage site experiencing serious ecological stress due to drought and upstream dam construction. In response to this reoccurring scarcity of water, Indian authorities have announced a new 17 km pipeline to divert water to the wetland. Both the dam-induced water shortage and proposed pipeline solution raise the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Identification of Fish-Eating Birds

    There are 61 species in 14 families of fish-eating birds in Iran. The fish-eating birds of the north of Iran belong to 41 species in 10 families which include 67.2 percent of total fish eating bird species and 71% of fish-eating bird’s family of ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Biological diversity of peatlands in Canada

    Abstract.  Knowledge about the biodiversity of Canada’s vast peatlands is poor largely because peatlands have not been routinely differentiated from other types of habitats. Plants are better known than the animals. Systematic surveys of peatland plants began in the late 1800s, but did not begin in earnest until the 1950s. With the exception of a few marshes, peatlands are classified into ...


    By Springer

  • Mercury‐contaminated terrestrial spiders pose a potential risk to songbirds at Caddo Lake (Texas/Louisiana, USA)

    Methyl mercury (MeHg) is an environmental contaminant that can have adverse effects on wildlife. Because MeHg is produced by bacteria in aquatic ecosystems, studies of MeHg contamination of food webs have historically focused on aquatic organisms. However, recent studies have shown that terrestrial organisms such as songbirds can be contaminated with MeHg by feeding on MeHg‐contaminated ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The future of European floodplain wetlands under a changing climate

    In the future, climate change may severely alter flood patterns over large regional scales. Consequently, besides other anthropogenic factors, climate change represents a potential threat to river ecosystems. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of climate change on floodplain inundation for important floodplain wetlands in Europe and to place these results in an ecological context. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Great swamp effluent management system: a natural partnership

    The Great Swamp Effluent Management System (EMS) provides a realistic and environmentally protective solution for meeting the needs of rapidly increasing human populations in the South Carolina coastal plain area. The Great Swamp EMS includes 480 acres of riverine forested swamp that is naturally adapted to serve as a discharge location for highly-treated reclaimed water in excess of public reuse ...

  • Great Swamp Effluent Management System: A Natural Partnership

    The Great Swamp Effluent Management System (EMS) provides a realistic and environmentally protective solution for meeting the needs of rapidly increasing human populations in the South Carolina coastal plain area. The Great Swamp EMS includes 480 acres of riverine forested swamp that is naturally adapted to serve as a discharge location for highly-treated reclaimed water in excess of public reuse ...

  • Aquacell SRN20 - Joalah Holiday Park, NSW case study

    Location: Durras North, NSW Client: Joalah Holiday Park Capacity: 20,000L/day Source: Wastewater from toilet, showers and laundry Recycled Use: Toilet flushing and irrigation Commissioned: November 2007 On the beautiful South Coast of NSW, ...

  • Species diversity of the Okavango Delta, Botswana

    Abstract.  In the Okavango Delta (about 28,000 km2) the number of identified species is 1,300 for plants, 71 for fish, 33 for amphibians, 64 for reptiles, 444 for birds, and 122 for mammals. The local occurrence of different species of these taxonomic groups in the Okavango Delta is mainly due to a hydrological gradient from permanent streams and swamps to seasonal floodplains, riparian ...


    By Springer

  • Summer hydroclimatology of an extensive low-gradient wetland: Polar Bear Pass, Bathurst Island, Nunavut, Canada

    Polar Bear Pass (PBP) (75°40′N, 98°30′W) is considered a critical wetland area for migratory birds, caribou and muskox. Little is known of its climatology and hydrology. Here we evaluate both the short-term and long-term summer climatic record for this wetland. A 10 m high automatic weather station (AWS) was established here 27 years ago, and in 2007 this centrally located AWS was supplemented by ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Modelling Wetland Bird Response to Water Level Changes in the Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Hydrosystem

    Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River (LOSL) wetland bird abundance and diversity are greatly influenced by lake and river hydrology. Our study used an interdisciplinary ecosystem approach, blending avian and plant ecology, ecohydraulic, statistical ecology and modelling to evaluate potential impacts of water level fluctuations on indicator species representative of the wetland breeding bird ...


    By Springer

  • East Asian Flyway coastal wetlands face an ecological crisis

    Information provided for the Convention on Biological Diversity COP11, October 2012, Hyderabad, India Intertidal habitats along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway face an ecological crisis – this is the conclusion of an independent situation analysis commissioned by IUCN1. The report shows that fisheries and vital ecological services are collapsing and ecological disasters ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Clean Up the WILD Gets its Start with the New South Wales Container Deposit Scheme - Case Study

    Sydney, AUSTRALIA: Australian wildlife rescuer and father of three, Kane Durrant, was frustrated with the litter in his local area. As owner of Wild Aquarium and Reptile Specialists, he frequently saw the impact of rubbish on the environment, and the damage it does to bird and marine life. Kane Durrant's goal was to encourage his family and gather the local community to collect rubbish from ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Reed Beds

    Naturally occurring wetlands have a natural, innate ability to remediate contaminants from water. Over the decades BritishFlora have supplied many millions of reeds, Phragmites communis, for both habitat creation projects such as bird reserves to attract bittern, bearded tit and water rails, to name but a few. Common Reed is commonly planted to help with the cleaning of contaminated ...


    By BritishFlora

  • Species diversity in the Florida Everglades, USA: A systems approach to calculating biodiversity

    Abstract.  The Everglades, a complex wetland mosaic bounded by human development at the southern tip of the Florida Peninsula, is home to a wide array of species, including 68 threatened or endangered animal species. Species richness within Everglades National Park, at the southern extreme of the Greater Everglades ecosystem, is 1033 plant taxa, 60 reptile taxa, 76 mammal taxa, 432 fish ...


    By Springer

  • Use of Fecal Steroids To Infer the Sources of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in the Lower Santa Ana River Watershed, California: Sewage Is Unlikely a Significant Source

    The Santa Ana River (SAR), CA and adjacent wetlands have been identified as potential sources of fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) to the surf zone at Huntington Beach, CA. A suite of fecal steroids, including ...

  • Water supply planning & environmental studies

    Client: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Completion Date: 1998 Services Provided Surface water modeling Groundwater modeling Storage reservoir siting and assessment Facility modifications Water supply alternative evaluations Water quality analysis Hydrology and hydraulics ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Comparative analysis on biological diversity and institutional management of the Marshlands of Southern Iraq

    Framework and goal of the comparative analysis The government of Iraq, assisted by UNESCO, UNEP and IUCN, is currently preparing the nomination of the Iraqi or Mesopotamian Marshlands as a World Heritage site under the name Marshlands of Southern Iraq. Wetlands International was requested by UNEP-DTIE-IETC to carry out an independent comparative analysis of the Marshlands of Southern Iraq ...


    By Wetlands International

  • The comparative biodiversity of seven globally important wetlands: a synthesis

    Abstract.  The species diversity data of seven globally important wetlands (Canadian peatlands, Florida Everglades, Pantanal, Okavango Delta, Sundarban, Tonle Sap, and Kakadu National Park) were compared. The available data for most groups of lower plants and animals are insufficient for a comparative analysis. Data on vertebrates and higher plants are more complete and show high species ...


    By Springer

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