Ski Tourism Stressing Threatening European Bird

Ski tourism is raising stress levels among capercaillie, (wood grouse) the largest member of the grouse family of birds, which could harm the birds’ fitness and ability to breed successfully, ecologists have found. Writing in the British Ecological Society’s Journal of Applied Ecology, researchers warn that forests should be kept free from tourism infrastructure if they are inhabited by capercaillie – a species whose numbers are declining markedly across central Europe.

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Updated: February 17, 2012 — 7:38 pm

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