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The BBVA Foundation commits 2.4 million euros to research in Ecology and Conservation Biology

...tland areas on marshes, mudflats or beaches). Many shorebird species migrate long distances and can cover thousand of kilometers in each annual cycle between their breeding and their wintering areas. This makes them highly vulnerable to changing climatic conditions in different zones: with 48% of the worlds kn...

WHSRN awarded major grant to foster shorebird conservation throughout the Western Hemisphere

... conservation programs that address the decline of shorebird populations throughout the Western Hemisphere. T... a coalition of conservation organizations with 64 shorebird protected sites in eight nations of the Western Hemisphere. The Executive Office of WHSRN is a Manom...

Mixing exploitation and conservation: A recipe for disaster

...dal ecosystems by studying a long-distance migrant shorebird that dines principally on cockles, the red knot (Calidris canutus islandica). Up to 50% of the global red knot population uses the Dutch Wadden Sea at some point during their annual cycle. Red knots are exquisitely adapted to their lifestyle. They ...

Childcare tug-of-war influences shorebird breeding systems

...nary role in deciding whether different species of shorebird are monogamous or polygamous, according to new research in the journal BioScience. A demanding youngster means that parents are more likely to stay together to help rear their young, yet those with more hardy offspring are likely to battle it out t...

WHSRN announces three new international sites

...ed to the conservation and protection of migratory shorebird species and their habitats. The 20-year-old WHSRN-...1-2 million migratory shorebirds. Each year, many shorebird species such as the Plover and Western Sandpiper make the annual 20,000-mile, roundtrip trek from Al...

Manomet Conservation Center awarded major grant to Foster

... conservation programs that address the decline of shorebird populations throughout the Western Hemisphere. The...ed coalition of conservation organizations with 63 shorebird protection sites in eight nations of the Western Hemisphere. The Foundation funds will be matched t...

Study in Royal Society journal on managing GM crops for environmental benefit

...f long-distance migratory flight and stopover in a shorebird by Dr MM Landys, Dr T Piersma, Dr CG Guglielmo, Dr J Jukema, Dr M Ramenofsky and Professor JC Wingfield Migrating birds often complete long non-stop flights during which body energy stores exclusively support energetic demands. To determine the ener...

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