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A Horizon Scan of Global Conservation Issues for 2016

This paper presents the results of our seventh annual horizon scan, in which we aimed to identify issues that could have substantial effects on global biological diversity in the future, but are not currently widely well known or understood...

Date
02 January 2016
RSPB Authors
Dr David Gibbons
Authors
Sutherland, W., Broad, S., Caine, J., Clout, M., Dicks, L.V., Doran, H., Entwistle, A.C., Fleishman, E., Gibbons, D., Keim, B., LeAnstey, B., Lickorish, F.A., Markillie, P., Monk, K.A., Mortimer, D., Ockendon, N., Pearce-Higgins, J., Peck, L.S., Pretty, J., Rockstrom, J., Spalding, M.D., Tonneijck, F.H., Wintle, B.C. & Wright, K.E.
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Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 31, 44-53.
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A hotspot revisited – a biogeographical analysis of West African amphibians

Aim The study was aimed at testing whether West Africa can be regarded as a distinct biogeographic region based on amphibian assemblages. If so, we asked what were the relationships of these assemblages...

Date
07 July 2011
Authors
Penner, J., Wegmann, M., Hillers, A., Schmidt, M. & Rödel, M.-O.
Published in
Diversity and Distributions
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A methodological guide to using and reporting on interviews in conservation science research

Interviews are a widely used methodology in conservation research. They are flexible, allowing in-depth analysis from a relatively small sample size and place the focus of research on the views of participants. While interviews are a popular method, several critiques have been raised in response to their use, including...

Date
03 January 2019
RSPB Authors
Dr Tom Finch
Authors
Young, J.C., Rose, D.C., Mumby, H.S., Benitez-Capistros, F., Derrick, C.J., Finch, T., Garcia, C., Home, C., Marwaha, E., Morgans, C., Parkinson, S., Shah, J., Wilson, K.A. & Mukherjee, N.
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Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9 (1): 10-19
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A mid-term analysis of progress toward international biodiversity targets

In 2010 the international community, under the auspices of the Convention on Biological Diversity, agreed on 20 biodiversity-related ‘Aichi Targets’ to be achieved within a decade. We provide a comprehensive mid-term assessment of...

Date
02 October 2014
RSPB Authors
Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
Tittensor, D.P., Walpole, M., Hill, S.L.L., Boyce, D.G., Britten, G.L., Burgess, N.D., Butchart, S.H.M., Leadley, P.W., Regan, E.C, Alkemade, R., Baumung, R., Bellard, C., Bouwman, L., Bowles-Newark, N.J., Chenery, A.M., Cheung, W.W.L., Christensen, V., Cooper, H.D., Crowther, A.R., Dixon, M.J.R. et al
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Science
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A Migratory Divide Among Red-Necked Phalaropes in the Western Palearctic Reveals Contrasting Migration and Wintering Movement Strategies

Non-breeding movement strategies of migratory birds may be expected to be flexibly adjusted to the distribution and quality of habitat, but few studies compare movement strategies among populations using distinct migration routes and wintering areas

Date
01 April 2019
RSPB Authors
Dr Mark Bolton
Authors
van Bemmelen, R. S. A. Kolbeinsson, Y. Ramos, R. Gilg, O. Alves, J. A. Smith, M. Schekkerman, H. Lehikoinen, A. Petersen, I. K. Porisson, B. Sokolov, A. A. Valimaki, K. van der Meer, T. Okill, J. D. Bolton, M. Moe, B. Hanssen, S. A. Bollache, L. Petersen, A. Thorstensen, S. Gonzalez-Solis, J. Klaassen, R. H. G. Tulp, I.
Published in
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7: 86.
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A mix of community-based conservation and protected forests is needed for the survival of the Endangered pygmy hippopotamus Choeropsis liberiensis

The contribution of protected areas to biodiversity conservation is well attested but many taxa in many regions remain dependent on the unprotected wider landscape. To develop conservation plans for large mammals such as the Endangered pygmy hippopotamus Choeropsis liberiensis of West Africa’s Upper Guinea Forests ...

Date
01 June 2016
Authors
Hillers, A., Buchanan, G.M., Garteh, J.C., Tommy, S.M., Fofana, M.L. & Lindsell, J.
Published in
Oryx
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A model of Golden Eagle (

Eighty territory-holding adult Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) were radiotracked in all seasons from 1991-96 in western Scotland. Mean territory size was 6827 ha (range = 2604-12 835 ha). Core areas...

Date
01 January 2002
Authors
McGrady, M. J. and colleagues
Published in
Journal of Raptor Research
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A Model Web approach to modelling climate change in biomes of Important Bird Areas

Protected Areas (PA) are designated to conserve species and habitats and protect against anthropogenic pressures. Park boundaries, however, offer no protection against climatic change and where boundaries...

Date
13 December 2012
Authors
Skøien, J.O., Schulz, M., Dubois, G., Fisher, I., Balman, M., May, I. & Tuama, E.O.
Published in
Ecological Informatics
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A multi-isotope (d2H, d13C, d15N) approach to establishing migratory connectivity in Palearctic-Afrotropical migrants: An example using Wood Warblers Phylloscopus sibilatrix

Wood Warblers Phylloscopus sibilatrix have declined considerably throughout most of their north and western breeding range in Europe but the causes of this decline are unknown. Declines may be related to factors on the breeding grounds ...

Date
01 June 2014
RSPB Authors
Dr John Mallord
Authors
Hobson, K.A., Van Wilgenburg, S.L., Wesolowski, T., Maziarz, M., Bijilsma, R.G., Grendelmeier, A. & Mallord, J.W.
Published in
Acta Ornithologica
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A nationwide assessment of the biodiversity value of Uganda's important bird areas network

BirdLife International's Important Bird Areas (IBA) program is the most developed global system for identifying sites of conservation priority. There have been few assessments, however, of the conservation...

Date
09 January 2006
Authors
Tushabe, H., Kalema, J., Byaruhanga, A., Asasira, J., Ssegawa, P., Balmford, A., Davenport, T., Fjeldsa, J., Friis, I., Pain, D., Pomeroy, D., Williams, P. & Williams, C.
Published in
Conservation Biology
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