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Sweden Joins International Coalition to Conserve Migratory Birds of Prey

Bonn, 4 July 2013 – Sweden has signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU), which was concluded in 2008 under the auspices of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS).

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Famed bird reappears after 400,000 miles of flight

A migratory shorebird that has flown more than 400,000 miles has reappeared once again.

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Migratory “Flyways” Decimated by Human Expansion

UNITED NATIONS, May 17 2013 (IPS) - Migratory birds, which play an important role in the complex web of life known as ecosystem services, are under threat as never before, with some species facing extinction within the next decade.

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Study: White sharks in Hawaiian waters migrate from eastern Pacific

HONOLULU, April 19 (UPI) -- White sharks sometimes seen in waters around the Hawaiian Islands have come from as far as the Pacific coasts of California and Mexico, researchers said.

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Student Tracks Asian Bird's Migration Patterns; Recommends Conservation Strategies

Apr. 17, 2013 — An Arizona State University biologist and her team have found that the Asian subspecies of great bustard, one of the heaviest birds capable of flight, covers migratory routes of more than 2,000 miles, traveling to and from its breeding grounds in northern Mongolia and wintering g ...

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Satellite Tagging Maps the Secret Migration of White Sharks

Apr. 4, 2013 — Long-life batteries and satellite tagging have been used to fill in the blanks of female white sharks' (Carcharodon carcharias) lifestyles.

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Migratory bird common Crane spotted in Manas for first time

Migratory bird Common Crane or Grus Grus was spotted for the first time in Manas Tiger Reserve in western Assam.

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Zoologger: The chilly secret to monarch migration

In a few weeks, one of the most spectacular events in the natural world will begin. Having spent the winter in Mexico, millions of monarch butterflies will set off north to return to their breeding grounds in the US.

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Migratory Behavior of Oceanic Whitetip Sharks Revealed

Feb. 20, 2013 — As the nations of the world prepare to vote on measures to restrict international trade in endangered sharks in early March, a team of researchers has found that one of these species -- the oceanic whitetip shark -- regularly crosses international boundaries.

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Bid to solve mystery of 50,000 red-breasted geese lost in migration

Scientists have fitted 11 geese with tracking tags in an attempt to find the cause of the birds' mass disappearance 10 years ago

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Novel Approach to Track Migration of Arctic-Breeding Avian Species

Jan. 15, 2013 — Animals move around the globe in billions, sometimes -- like the snow bunting -- one of the iconic Arctic-breeding species, covering huge distances and enduring the most extreme frigid weather conditions.

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Vanishing corridors: trying to keep big animals on the move across Tanzania

One of the biggest challenges for big African wildlife like lions, elephants, and buffalo is movement across native habitat that is increasingly being encroached on by humans.

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Drought in the Horn of Africa Delays Migrating Birds

ScienceDaily (Dec. 6, 2012) — The catastrophic drought last year in the Horn of Africa affected millions of people but also caused the extremely late arrival into northern Europe of several migratory songbird species, a study published December 6 in Science shows.

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Birds give Sultanpur a wide berth?

GURGAON: The month of December is when the avian population at Sultanpur National Park starts to attain its seasonal peak.

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Satellite-tracked cuckoo takes surprise route to Africa

A satellite-tracked male cuckoo has taken a "surprising" route on his way back to Africa this summer.

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Dudhwa's rich bio-diversity attracts Nepal elephants

Lakhimpur, July 23 (PTI) The rich bio-diversity of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) seems to have lured the elephants of neighbouring Nepal.

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B95, the great survivor

He is so long-lived that he has surpassed all expectations, touching hearts throughout the American continent, bringing together scientists and schools, inspiring a play and now even his own biography.

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Japanese tuna trace radioactive path

Radioactive material from the Fukushima nuclear accident is being transported across the Pacific Ocean by migratory fish, according to a new report.

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Tracking Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Shows Migration Secrets

ScienceDaily (May 22, 2012) — New fish-tagging studies of young bluefin tuna in Atlantic waters off New England by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are offering the first fishery-independent, year-round data on dispersal patterns and habitat use for the popular game fish.

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From Norfolk to the Congo … but will Martin the cuckoo ever make it home?

Britain's cuckoo population is in sharp decline, so ornithologists have tracked five migrating birds to try to find out why

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Migrating sparrows tracked to Alaska

PETALUMA, Calif., April 11 (UPI) -- New tracking technology has been used for the first time to follow sparrows on their migration from California to Alaska, researchers say.

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Future of Monarch butterflies a concern

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 21 (UPI) -- The numbers of Monarch butterflies moving north across Texas from their breeding grounds in Mexico are expected to be down alarmingly this year, scientists say.

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Tagged cuckoo 'missing in action'

One of the five British Cuckoos fitted with satellite tags by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) almost a year ago has disappeared.

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The Northern Black Swift's Tropical Getaway

Every fall, the northern black swift pulls a disappearing act. This gunmetal gray bird with a forked tail flies from its nesting sites near mountain waterfalls in western North America and vanishes for 7 to 8 months before returning to the same area.

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Jerusalem's Western Wall a haven for migrant swifts

(Reuters) - Completing the same journey they have made for the past 2,000 years, a flock of swifts has flown halfway around the world to nest among the ancient stones of Jerusalem's Western Wall.

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Tiny songbird northern wheatear traverses the world

Miniature tracking devices have revealed the epic 30,000km (18,640 miles) migration of the diminutive northern wheatear.

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Monarch Butterfly Genome Gives Clues about Slew of Migration Mysteries

The millions of monarchs (Danaus plexippus) that flit on fragile wings from the U.S.to a particular area of fir forest in Mexico—as far as 4,000 kilometers—are making the journey for the first time.

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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 ...

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Monarch butterflies decline at wintering grounds in Mexico, Texas drought adds to stress to migration

Every fall, millions of monarch butterflies travel south to Mexico and take refuge in twelve mountain sanctuaries of oyamel fir forests. Now, declining numbers of the overwintering butterflies expose the migration’s vulnerability and raise questions about threats throughout the monarch’s lifecycle.

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Study suggests why orcas migrate north

Some killer whales wander nearly 10,000 kilometres from Antarctica's Southern Ocean into tropical waters, but not to feed or breed, a new study has found.

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Bird disease migrates from UK to Europe

A deadly disease responsible for a sudden decline in two of Britain's most popular garden birds has now spread to Europe. Trichomonosis, a disease normally associated with pigeons, apparently "jumped the species barrier" and began to affect British finches in 2005.

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Salmon numbers leap to reverse two decades of decline in UK rivers

Conservationists say counts are up everywhere except in waters around commercial fish farms. But they don't know why and warn that last year's increase may be a one-off

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Mystery of the missing monarch butterflies

What is going on with monarch butterflies? Populations have been falling for 17 years at their wintering sites in Mexico, but a new study suggests they are holding steady in the eastern US.

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Migration tracking reveals marine Serengeti

Decade of tagging has mapped predatorial pathways in the north Pacific Ocean.

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The Most Extreme Migration on Earth?

Way up in the Himalayas, where thin air and low oxygen pressure hinder speech and movement, weary mountaineers have observed bar-headed geese (Anser indicus) honking away as they ascend powerfully overhead.

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Great snipe is the fastest migratory bird ever discovered

Apart from its long, elegant beak, the great snipe looks just like any other wading bird.

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The return of Gangtok's swallows

Gangtok: For bird lovers here one swallow indeed makes a summer! After several years the migratory birds have been seen again in large numbers in Sikkim's capital city, returning to nest and hatch their eggs.

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Migrating Sea Turtles Pick Up More Pollution

One of the many threats loggerhead sea turtles face is man-made pollution, but the extent of the risk is a question. To begin to look for the answer scientists have measured contaminants in the blood of a group of adult male turtles and tracked their migration along the Atlantic Coast.

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Birds must choose between mating, migrating, study finds

Sex or nice weather. That's the agonizing choice some birds face, according to a new University of Guelph study.

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Smithsonian scientists find declining rainfall is a major influence for migrating birds

Instinct and the annual increase of daylight hours have long been thought to be the triggers for birds to begin their spring migration.

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New research suggests wild birds may play a role in the spread of bird flu

Wild migratory birds may indeed play a role in the spread of bird flu, also known as highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1.

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The last lonely Siberian Crane returns

The most extraordinary day, not like any other, at dawn of a cloudy 25 October 2010, the Siberian Crane already thought as “Never-Returning” amazingly was sighted by local trappers in Mazandaran.

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World Bank proposes road to save Serengeti migration

(Reuters) - The World Bank has offered Tanzania an alternative to stop a major road project across the Serengeti national park that conservationists say threatens one of Africa's biggest wildlife spectacles.

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Miami scientists track great hammerhead shark migration routes

University of Miami scientists have discovered the largely unknown migratory patterns and habitat use of the endangered hammerhead shark using satellite tag technology.

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Sea turtles' migration mystery is 'solved'

Until now, how species such as loggerhead sea turtles manage to migrate thousands of miles across oceans with no visual landmarks has been a mystery.

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Wild swans under threat as numbers begin to decline

Britain's two species of migratory wild swans, which come from the far north to spend the winter here and add grace and charm to many lakes and pools, are undergoing contrasting fortunes which are beginning to worry conservationists.

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Urban migration? Not anymore for Bangalore birds

BANGALORE: Bangalore has seen a drastic dip in the number of migratory birds over the last decade, according to ornithologists and bird watchers.

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Monarch butterfly count bounces back from bad year

(Reuters) - Monarch butterfly colonies in Mexico more than doubled in size this winter after bad storms devastated their numbers a year ago, conservationists said on Monday although the migrating insect remains under threat.

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Serengeti road will impact migration: leaked study

NAIROBI, Kenya -- An environmental study on a road Tanzania wants to build through the Serengeti found that it may affect the famed wildebeest migration and threaten endangered species.

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Migratory birds declining in Manipur wetlands

Keibul Lamjao National park (Manipur), Feb 6 – Bombay Natural Historical Society (BNHS) representatives were disappointed to see the decline of the migratory birds population in Manipur wetlands.

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