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#101082
2014-09-25

Migrating monarch butterflies spotted on weather radar

After an extremely small migration last year, some scientists worried the 3,000-mile monarch migration (though not the species itself) might be coming to an end.

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#100088
2014-07-17

Duck migration study reveals importance of conserving wetlands, researchers find

During the 2011 and 2012 migration seasons, University of Missouri researchers monitored mallard ducks with new remote satellite tracking technology, marking the first time ducks have been tracked closely during the entirety of their migration from Canada to the American Midwest and back

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#99496
2014-06-05

Habitat loss on breeding grounds cause of monarch decline, study finds

Habitat loss on breeding grounds in the United States -- not on wintering grounds in Mexico -- is the main cause of recent and projected population declines of migratory monarch butterflies in eastern North America, according to new research

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#99338
2014-05-28

Burchell's zebras trek 300 miles, longest migration in Africa

CHOBE RIVER, Namibia, May 27 (UPI) --The Burchell's zebra, a southern subspecies of the plains zebra, travel a total of 300 miles every year from Namibia to Botswana and back.

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#99196
2014-05-21

The invisible killer threatening millions of migrating birds

Every year, hundreds of millions of birds are killed or injured when they fly into windows. Volunteers who document the collisions are now calling for architects and landlords to make their buildings more bird friendly to reduce the number of deaths.

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#99131
2014-05-16

North American land birds migrate along three flyways

Birds fly hundreds of kilometres every night when they migrate south for winter. Now it seems all North American land birds use one of just three routes when they seek out the sun.

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#99051
2014-05-13

Turtle migration driven by hatchling drift experience

Why do turtles migrate to the places they do? What is it that tells them where to swim as adults?

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#98973
2014-05-07

Small birds capitalize on weather patterns during epic migrations

In one of the greatest feats of endurance in the biological world, millions of tiny songbirds -- many weighing less than an ounce -- migrate thousands of miles to Central and South America each year.

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#98780
2014-04-28

Important migratory corridor for endangered marine species off north-west Australia

The value of Australia's newly established network of marine parks has been highlighted by an international project that used satellites to track the vulnerable flatback sea turtle.

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#98632
2014-04-22

Malta criticised for mass shooting of migratory birds

A leading British naturalist has accused the Maltese authorities of failing to prevent large-scale illegal shooting of migratory birds by hunters.

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#98529
2014-04-14

Snowy owl sightings not a concern, experts say

MONTPELIER, Vt., April 13 (UPI) -- An increase in the number of snowy owl sightings in the United States shouldn't be a cause for concern, experts say.

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#98082
2014-03-21

Animals losing migratory routes? Devasting consequences of scarcity of 'knowledgeable elders'

Small changes in a population may lead to dramatic consequences, like the disappearance of the migratory route of a species.

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#97890
2014-03-06

Great white shark's epic ocean trek

A great white shark called Lydia is about to make history as the first of its species to be seen crossing from one side of the Atlantic to the other.

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#97685
2014-02-19

What the 3 Amigos should really talk about today: monarch butterflies

The magic of the monarch migration from Canada through the U.S. and on to Mexico (and then back north over multiple generations) continues to be in existential jeopardy.

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#97629
2014-02-17

UAE inks new shark protection agreement

Dubai: The UAE has signed a new agreement to protect migrating sharks as efforts continue against shark fin traffickers.

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#97570
2014-02-12

Shark cull: government in ‘clear breach’ of international obligations

Conservation group says Australia is violating the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

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#97328
2014-01-31

Migrating monarch butterflies hit shockingly low numbers

The monarch butterfly population overwintering in Mexico this year has hit its lowest numbers ever, according to WWF-Mexico.

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#96507
2013-11-28

Drought blamed for early migration of African wildebeest

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Wildlife officials in Kenya say thousands of wildebeest have returned months early from Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, a move they say is rare.

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#96326
2013-11-12

How three Indian villages saved the Amur falcon

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes several to save wildlife. In the eastern Indian state of Nagaland, three villages have done just that: working together to save the Amur falcon from mass slaughter. Also on board: governments, green groups and even the church.

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#96304
2013-11-11

An Albacore Tuna Tagged Off the Coast of Gipuzkoa Had Managed to Cover a Record Distance When Recaptured in Venezuela

Nov. 8, 2013 — 6,370 kilometres across the Atlantic Ocean. That is the vast distance, as the crow flies, which has been covered by an albacore tuna tagged and released into the sea off a Gipuzkoan locality, 20 km to the north of Donostia-San Sebastian in October 2006.

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#95542
2013-09-16

India moves rapidly to protect Amur falcons from mass-hunting

In October last year, an astounding mass hunting came to light—an estimated 120,000–140,000 Amur falcons were being hunted and killed in Nagaland, India, every year.

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#95509
2013-09-12

Scientists discover that threatened bird migrates entirely within Amazon Basin

When one thinks of bird migrations, it's usually a north-south route that follows seasonal climates.

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#95471
2013-09-10

Study: Some humpback whales prefer wintering in Antarctica to migrating

BREMERHAVEN, Germany, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Not all Southern Hemisphere humpback whales migrate toward the equator at the end of the antarctic summer, scientists say; some choose to stay through winter.

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#95338
2013-08-30

Whooping cranes in U.S. learn migration routes by following elders

BALTIMORE, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists studying endangered whooping cranes report these long-lived birds learn their migration routes from older cranes and get better at it with age.

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#95046
2013-08-08

Satellite tracking of zebra migrations in Africa is conservation aid

GREENBELT, Md., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- NASA says satellites can help track zebras migrating in the African nation of Botswana, one of the world's longest migrations of the striped creatures.

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#95049
2013-08-08

Monarch Butterflies Migration Path Tracked by Generations for First Time

Aug. 7, 2013 — Everyone knows all about the epic breeding journey taken each year by generations of monarch butterflies between Mexico and Canada, right? Not so fast, say researchers including University of Guelph biologists.

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#94879
2013-07-31

Bird hunters 'emptying Afghan skies'

Untold numbers of migratory birds are being caught and killed every year in Afghanistan, helping drive species like the Siberian Crane to the verge of extinction.

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#94520
2013-07-09

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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#93814
2013-05-22

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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#93745
2013-05-17

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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#93364
2013-04-22

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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#93343
2013-04-19

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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#93089
2013-04-04

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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#92551
2013-03-01

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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#92441
2013-02-22

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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#92404
2013-02-21

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.

News Headlines
#92384
2013-02-20

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

News Headlines
#91789
2013-01-16

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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#91547
2012-12-11

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.

News Headlines
#91505
2012-12-07

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.

News Headlines
#91482
2012-12-06

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.

News Headlines
#89657
2012-08-06

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.

News Headlines
#89379
2012-07-20

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.

News Headlines
#88550
2012-06-12

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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#88229
2012-05-29

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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#88083
2012-05-23

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.

News Headlines
#87376
2012-04-23

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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#87158
2012-04-12

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.

News Headlines
#86791
2012-03-22

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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#86794
2012-03-22

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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