Category: nieuws

Africa: Saving the Birds That Unite Europe and Africa – Tropical African Countries, Leading Call

Populations of turtle dove, nightingale, cuckoo, wood warbler and other long-distance migratory birds are declining so rapidly in the UK and Europe that the RSPB, BirdLife International and BirdLife partners from other European and African countries will be lobbying this week for their plight to be addressed at a conservation gathering focused on conserving the […]

Climate Change Threatens Tropical Birds: Global Warming, Extreme Weather Aggravate Habitat Loss, Review Finds

Climate change spells trouble for many tropical birds — especially those living in mountains, coastal forests and relatively small areas — and the damage will be compounded by other threats like habitat loss, disease and competition among species. That is among the conclusions of a review of nearly 200 scientific studies relevant to the topic. […]

Disease Risks When Moving Wildlife To New Areas: Endangered Laysan Duck Cautionary Tale

Laysan ducks, one of the world’s most endangered waterfowl, are native to only the Hawaiian archipelago. For 150 years, Laysan ducks were restricted to an estimated 4 square kilometers of land on Laysan Island in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands. In 2004 and 2005, in an effort to rebuild the population, biologists released 42 Laysan ducks […]

Indian lesser flamingos compared to their African cousins in new genetic study

A University of Leicester conservation biologist – David Harper, from the Department of Biology – is leading a study which will establish whether lesser flamingos of India and Africa are genetically identical or not. The Asian population of flamingos, which is the second largest in the world, is concentrated in Gujarat. However, the African flamingos […]