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Vegetation response to restoration management of a blanket bog damaged by drainage and afforestation

Does restoration management of a formerly afforested blanket bog lead to the vegetation, and the environmental conditions it indicates, becoming similar to intact bog?

Date
22 January 2018
RSPB Authors
Dr Mark Hancock
Authors
Hancock, M.H., Klein, D., Andersen, R. & Cowie, N.R.
Published in
Applied Vegetation Science 21: 167-178
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Upland

Veterinary diclofenac threatens Africa's endangered vulture species

Veterinary diclofenac has been responsible for the devastation of three species of Cyps vulture on the Indian subcontinent, and it is now regarded as one of the worst environmental contaminants in the...

Date
01 February 2009
Authors
Naidoo, V., Wolter, K. Cuthbert, R. & Duncan, N.
Published in
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology
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International Vultures International species

Visitor patterns on southern heaths: a review of visitor access patterns to heathlands in the UK and the relevance to Annex I bird species

Many lowland heathlands have been designated as Special Protection Areas under the European Union Birds Directive as they support populations of bird species of European importance listed in Annex I of...

Date
05 March 2007
Authors
Underhill-Day, J.C. & Liley, D.
Published in
Ibis
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England Protected areas UK species

Vocal similarities between Mediterranean and north European pine crossbills Loxia spp.

To make a comparative study of the flight and excitement calls of Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra in the Mediterranean region. Given that different call types (distinguished by combinations of flight...

Date
01 December 2005
RSPB Authors
Dr Ron Summers
Authors
Summers, R.W. & Jardine, D.C.
Published in
Ardeola
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International Crossbills International species

Volunteer survey effort for high-profile species can benefit conservation of non-focal species

Volunteer birders can make a massive contribution to conservation through the search for lost species in under monitored countries, even if the focal species is not actually seen.

Date
01 February 2017
RSPB Authors
Dr Graeme Buchanan
Authors
Crockford, N. & Buchanan, G.
Published in
Bird Conservation International.
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International International species New methods and technologies

Vultures in Cambodia: population, threats and conservation

Asian vultures have undergone dramatic declines of 90-99% in the Indian Subcontinent, as a consequence of poisoning by veterinary use of the drug diclofenac, and are at a high risk of extinction. Camb...

Date
01 March 2013
Authors
Clements, T., Gilbert, M., Rainey, H.J., Cuthbert, R., Eames, J.C., Bunnat, P., Teak, S., Chansocheat, S. & Setha, T.
Published in
Bird Conservation International
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International Vultures International species

WaderMORPH - a user-friendly individual-based model to advise shorebird policy and management

Conservation objectives for non-breeding shorebirds (waders) are determined from their population size. Individual-based models (IBMs) have accurately predicted mortality rate (a determinant of population...

Date
20 July 2010
RSPB Authors
Dr Rowena Langston
Authors
West, A.D., Stillman, R.A., Drewitt, A., Frost, N.J., Mander, M., Miles, C., Langston, R., Sanderson, W.G. & Willis, J.
Published in
Methods in Ecology and Evolution
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UK New methods and technologies UK species

Waders in Siberia

Date
01 January 1982
Authors
Prater, A. J. and colleagues
Published in
British Birds
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Waders

Waders, hedgehogs and machair: research and conservation lessons from the Outer Hebrides

Date
01 January 2003
Authors
Jackson, D.
Published in
Wader Study Group Bulletin
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Scotland Waders UK species

Wader chick condition is not limited by resource availability on wader-friendly lowland wet grassland sites in the UK

Many wader species breeding on lowland wet grassland in Western Europe are becoming increasingly restricted to wader-friendly protected sites and nature reserves where habitat conditions and management methods are more suitable ...

Date
07 December 2015
RSPB Authors
Lucy Mason, Dr Jennifer Smart
Authors
Mason, L.R. & Smart, J.
Published in
International Wader Study Group 122 (3)
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UK UK species