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  • Bird monitoring methods have potential to be improved

    The first ever European-wide study of bird monitoring practices reveals a wide range of monitoring protocols. The researchers provide recommendations for improving bird monitoring programmes, in particular, for those involving large numbers of volunteers. Biodiversity monitoring plays an essential role in wildlife protection, as it allows us to evaluate the conservation status of species ...

  • Common European birds have declined more rapidly than rarer species

    The number of birds in Europe has fallen by more than 420 million between 1980 and 2009, new research has found. The study, which examined 144 bird species across 25 countries, found that 90% of the lost numbers were accounted for by common species, such as house sparrows (Passer domesticus). The decline was steepest in the first half of the study (1980–1994), followed by a period of ...

  • Flying lab on a bird

    Jobst Technologies GmbH, a company of Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG based in Freiburg, Germany, is partner in the project FlyMiBird with € 1.52 million funding from Max Planck Society in Munich. Subject of the project with the full title “Microfluidic Lab-on-a-Bird transmitter for the hormone level monitoring of free-moving birds”, ...

  • Effects of organochlorine pollution on animals take a long time to wear off

    Populations of otters, grey seals and sea eagles are slowly recovering in Sweden, which is likely to be thanks in part to a ban on organochlorine chemicals, such as PCBs and DDT, in the 1970s, according to a new study. However, the research shows that negative effects of these chemicals on the reproductive health of female animals persisted for more than 15 years after the ban was introduced. ...

  • New indicator reveals impact of climate change on Europe`s birds

    It is recognised that climate change is threatening biodiversity, but there are few indicators that summarise the impacts on many species over large areas of land. An EU-supported study has developed an indicator of climate change's impact on European birds, which has subsequently been used to report threats to biodiversity. There is evidence that climate change is affecting the geographical ...

  • Seabirds suffer long-term impacts of oil spills

    Oil spills can affect seabird populations for at least a decade after a major incident, a new study suggests. The authors studied the long-term effects of the Prestige oil spill on European shags and found that the numbers of chicks raised by breeding pairs were reduced in the ten years following the disaster. When the Prestige oil tanker sank northwest of the Iberian Peninsula in November 2002, ...

  • EPA announces funding to restore Great Lakes and put people back to work

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative projects at beaches and a Gary park totaling nearly $2 million that will put people back to work, using a conservation corps model to hire unemployed workers to improve habitat and shoreline. The projects were selected from 44 proposals totaling almost $25 million, which were submitted in ...

  • Federal government to step up bird flu monitoring this fall

    The federal government announced plans Thursday to step up monitoring wild birds for avian influenza this fall to provide an early warning of any resurgence of a disease that devastated poultry farms in the Upper Midwest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a pair of plans aimed at minimizing the impacts on domestic poultry flocks if any bird flu viruses return or mutate in migrating ...


    By Associated Press

  • Environment Canada Budget for Wildlife, Climate Stripped Away

    OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, September 20, 2007 (ENS) - The Canadian government has decided to cut spending on Environment Canada programs that address climate change by 80 percent, and wants cuts of 40 percent in the budgets devoted to climate change at other ministries, according to cabinet documents obtained by 'The Globe and Mail.' In addition, wildlife programs and services within the ...

  • One good tern…monitoring birds

    The use of portable, wireless cameras and monitoring equipment for recording and transmitting footage of wildlife is perhaps familiar to anyone who watches nature programs on TV. However, common to all such equipment is the problem of limited battery life, which becomes particularly troublesome when using such equipment in remote and hazardous locations. A new report in the International Journal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bed Bugs: More Than An Irritating Inconvenience

    Bed bug infestations can happen anywhere. Bird-X Inc., leading brand for humane pest control solutions worldwide, reviews a blog touching upon two recent bed bug cases. Bird-X’s blog released on February 24th, 2016 discusses the problems bed bugs cause for people ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • EC to close nature protection case in Venice lagoon

    The European Commission is closing a case against Italy concerning requirements under EU nature protection laws and the construction of moving dams in the Venice lagoon. The dams are intended to reduce the risk of flooding, and so protect the city, but at the same time they have an impact on the ecological values of the lagoon. As a result of measures now proposed by the Italian authorities to ...

  • Rio Tinto`s Diavik Diamond Mine adopts MP-5

    To manage their environmental monitoring data The Diavik Diamond mine is at the end of the famous 'Ice Road Trucker's Road' in the Northwest Territories of Canada, north of Yellowknife. The ice road is built by a joint venture of mining companies (Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc., and De Beers Canada Inc.) operating in the area, and shared by many users, from exploration ...


    By EHS Data Limited

  • Great workshop (ATi) at great Etihad Stadium (Manchester City)

    We had a great workshop on Thursday the 22nd of June, organized by ATi. Special thanks to Michael Strahand and Garry Tabor for the perfect setup and great location (the Etihad Stadium of Manchester City). Very interesting presentations from Stewart Husband (university of Sheffield) about Prediction of Discoluoration in Distribution Systems (www.podds.co.uk) and Martin Bird of the Drinking Water ...

  • 35 years of cooperation to protect wild birds in Europe

    I am delighted to be here with you to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Birds Directive and the 10th anniversary of the agreement between BirdLife and FACE. It's excellent to see the hunting community adopting such a pro-active approach to bird conservation and giving such high-profile recognition to the EU nature legislation. So, my thanks to the Federation of Associations for Hunting and ...

  • Djoudj National Park restoration an immediate success

    Djoudj National Park is a waterbird oasis located in the delta of the Senegal River separating Mauritania and Senegal. But invasive species are threatening to crowd out the birds. We recently witnessed how our small investment in restoration made a big difference for the birds and tourism. The question now is how can we sustain this progress by strengthening the funding model for the park? ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Ocean Networks Canada Releases Ocean pH Sensor Verification Report

    Part of Ocean Networks Canada’s broad mandate is to test and validate new technologies for ocean research. Within their array of ocean installations is the Ocean Technology Test Bed (OTTB) in Saanich Inlet, British Columbia, which provides easy access to instruments for long-tem in situ testing. In order to assess the ability of Sea-Bird Scientific’s new SeaFET Ocean pH sensor ...

  • Mauritania, Senegal and Russia commit to better cooperation for migratory waterbird conservation

    Park Directors from Mauritania, Senegal and Russia signed an agreement committing them to work together for the sustainable management of migratory waterbirds in critical wetlands within the three countries that are connected by the East-Atlantic Flyway. The agreement was the result of Wetlands International’s ‘From the Arctic to Africa’ initiative to protect waterbirds flying ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 41 Innovative Environmental Projects Win Over $1 Million In Funding From Audubon And Toyota

        TogetherGreen Innovation Grants Kick-Start Local, Solutions-Based Environmental Projects Nationwide NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Toyota and the National Audubon Society today awarded over $1 million in TogetherGreen Innovation Grants funding to 41 innovative environmental projects ...


    By National Audubon Society

  • New risks identified for aquatic wildlife from plastic compound

    New evidence suggests that the adverse effects on aquatic ecosystems of chemical compounds used in the manufacture of plastics are greater than previously thought. The study reviewed data on five substances with known endocrine-disrupting effects on wildlife in rivers and waterways. Compounds such as bisphenol A (BPA), and the phthalates DBP, DEHP, DIDP and DINP2, are known as endocrine ...

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