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#110269
2016-09-30

Guinea begins a new era for conservation of migratory waterbirds

Guinea has now acquired tools and capacity to carry out conservation actions of migratory waterbirds. These tools include the availability of the National AEWA Work Plan, the Lesser Flamingo Species Action Plan, and the Black crowned-crane Species Action Plan.

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#110168
2016-09-26

Bird migration used to show importance of conservation

From places as far as Alaska in the US, they fly more than 10,000 kilometers to the southwest to reach Lake Limboto in Gorontalo, northern Sulawesi.

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#109879
2016-09-08

Fewer migratory birds come calling this year in Kerala

KOTTAYAM: The latest bird count by the Kottayam Nature Society (KNS) and the Natural History Society, Alappuzha, shows a significant reduction in the population of migratory birds in the coastal Alappuzha and Kollam districts.

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#109765
2016-08-31

Migratory animals under threat in the 'Serengeti of the north'

Strange and wonderful beasts from the saiga antelope to the snow leopard have long roamed the Central Asian wilderness. But human development and climate change are disrupting age-old migratory patterns.

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#109744
2016-08-30

Migratory animals under threat in the 'Serengeti of the north'

Strange and wonderful beasts from the saiga antelope to the snow leopard have long roamed the Central Asian wilderness. But human development and climate change are disrupting age-old migratory patterns.

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#109694
2016-08-24

Extreme weather killed millions of monarch butterflies

Extreme weather in Mexico this year has killed an estimated 7 percent of the monarch butterfly population. The long-term survival of the butterfly may be threatened.

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#109683
2016-08-23

Scientists map migration paths of Arctic breeding birds

Conservation of intertidal habitat -- 65 percent of which has been lost over the last 50 years -- is critical to the survival of countless birds during migration on the East Asian Australasian Flyway.

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#109621
2016-08-18

Migrating group of large 'football-size' goldfish found in Australia

PERTH, Australia, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Researchers at a university in Australia discovered a school of massive goldfish migrating between Western Australia waterways.

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#109334
2016-07-27

Migratory birds are not a reservoir for highly pathogenic flu viruses, evidence suggests

The H5 avian influenza A virus that devastated North American poultry farms in 2014-15 was initially spread by migratory waterfowl, but evidence suggests such highly pathogenic flu viruses do not persist in wild birds.

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#109221
2016-07-20

Warming Arctic could disrupt migration patterns of millions of birds

SYDNEY, July 20 (UPI) -- Millions of birds pass through the Arctic on their annual migration routes. They arrive north to breed, expecting cool summer weather.

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#109186
2016-07-18

Group-navigating species may be vulnerable to collapse

Migrating birds flock together and salmon swim upstream in schools because there's a navigational advantage: By traveling in groups, individuals are more likely to get to their destinations – or so a growing body of research suggests.

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#109173
2016-07-15

New UN task force to fight migratory bird hunting

More than 20 million migratory birds are illegally killed and traded in the Mediterranean basin each year.

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#109125
2016-07-11

Why the Euro 2016 final was overrun by moths

A swarm of Silver Y moths at the Stade de France turned into a swarm of memes after one moth tended to the injured Ronaldo. Watch out, they could be heading for Premier League stadiums next

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#109069
2016-07-04

Frigate birds: In the air for months at a time

Frigate birds were already known for their ability to fly continuously for weeks without landing. A telemetric study of their trajectory and flight strategy has just revealed that they can remain airborne for over two months during their transoceanic migrations.

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#109014
2016-06-27

Sudan: Experts Discuss Mortality of Migratory Birds, Suggest Solutions

Khartoum — Zoologists are ringing the alarm bells over the growing mortality among migratory birds.

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#108992
2016-06-23

Amazonian catfish’s 5,000-mile migration endangered by dams

A singular Amazonian catfish is capable of an amazing feat: hidden from human eyes, the species travels vast distances over its lifetime, making a round trip covering more than 8,000 kilometers (nearly 5,000 miles), to return to its natal breeding grounds, a new study confirms.

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#108940
2016-06-20

Why North Korea is a safe haven for birds

Photos from inside North Korea reveal how the ecology of the secretive Asian country is preventing the extinction of several once plentiful species of migratory birds.

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#108855
2016-06-08

Record-breaking Arctic tern migration secrets revealed

A ground-breaking study of birds that breed on the Farne Islands in the UK reveals Arctic terns travel 96,000 km – the longest recorded migration in the natural world

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#108730
2016-05-31

Parasites may explain some animal migrations

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 27 (UPI) -- The evolutionary impetus for animal migrations isn't always obvious.

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#108532
2016-05-10

Opinion: There's a reason why Africa's migratory songbirds sing out of season

Bird song has fascinated scientists for decades. Songs can be intricate, loud and, as it turns out, very important for reproductive success. In many species the males with the most complex songs secure the highest quality breeding territories and mates, and end up producing the most young.

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#108533
2016-05-10

Warning skies may 'fall silent,' UN calls for end to illegal poaching and trade of migratory birds

10 May 2016 – Millions of migratory birds are being lost each year as a result of illegal killing, taking and trade, United Nations officials warned on World Migratory Bird Day, calling for concerted action to end the threats to migratory birds and urging everyone to step outside and “listen to ...

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#108483
2016-05-05

Endangered Monarch Butterflies Face Their Greatest Threat High in the Hills of Central Mexico

MEXICO CITY — The monarch butterfly is now facing a potentially lethal threat to its over-wintering habitat in Mexico’s oyamel fir forests.

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#108310
2016-04-22

Dearth of milkweed not the monarch butterfly's main threat

Lack of milkweed is only a problem for caterpillars during the summer. Monarch butterflies face the most pressing risks in autumn.

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#108159
2016-04-15

Great monarch butterfly migration mystery solved

Scientists have built a model circuit that solves the mystery of one of nature's most famous journeys - the great migration of monarch butterflies from Canada to Mexico.

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#108068
2016-04-12

Tiny birds tracked on mammoth Sahara flight

To cross the Sahara every autumn and spring, a little songbird snaps out of its nocturnal travel habits and flies for 40-60 hours, a study has found.

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#107943
2016-04-05

Storks Eat More Junk, Migrate Less as Planet Warms

Storks in southern Europe have become junk food junkies.

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#107833
2016-03-30

Common UK migrating birds are arriving earlier or leaving later

SOME common migrating birds – including the blackcap, (pictured above) – are staying in the UK for two weeks or more longer than half a century ago.

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#107778
2016-03-23

Migratory birds disperse seeds long distances

Some species of plants are capable of colonizing new habitats thanks to birds that transport their seeds in their plumage or digestive tract.

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#107671
2016-03-16

Storks give up on winter migration in favor of junk food

White storks are addicted to junk food and make round-trips of almost 100km to get their fix - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

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#107650
2016-03-15

This action plan can benefit birds, farmers, women and birders

What links Africa’s small scale farmers, gender equality and European birders? Migratory birds that form a tangible link between Europe, Central Asia and Africa.

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#107591
2016-03-10

Destination or bust: Hummingbirds can travel vast distances without taking a break

Hummingbirds weigh only about 0.1 oz (3-4 grams), but they can travel up to 1,300 miles (2,092 kilometers) non-stop. We just don't know yet whether they actually do so during their winter migration.

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#107581
2016-03-09

Birds bid early adieu to Kashmir as temperature rises

Hundreds of migratory birds are bidding an early adieu to Kashmir this year because of unusually hot temperatures and scant rain and snowfall.

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#107467
2016-03-02

Dragonfly is world's longest-distance flyer

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 2 (UPI) -- New research suggests a dragonfly known as the globe skimmer -- named for its wide distribution -- is the world's longest-distance flyer.

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#107345
2016-02-24

Longer-distance migratory birds may be smarter

Birds that migrate the greatest distances have more new neurons in the regions of the brain responsible for navigation and spatial orientation, suggests a new paper published in Scientific Reports.

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#107189
2016-02-11

Reclamation of Yellow Sea causing serious declines in migratory shorebirds

In-depth studies have indicated that rapid declines in three species of shorebird that migrate between Siberia and Australia is due to land reclamation along China's Yellow Sea coastline.

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#107117
2016-02-05

Diverse migration helps birds cope with environmental change

Migratory birds that are ‘set in their ways’ could be more vulnerable to environmental impacts – according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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#106972
2016-01-25

Warm winter in west UP keeps migratory birds away

Agra: Warm winters are keeping birds away from the Soor Sarovar Wild Life Sanctuary in Agra. Despite being the peak birding season, very few migratory birds have arrived in the western part of the state yet.

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#106942
2016-01-21

Indian Government signs raptor conservation agreement

India has become the 54th country to sign the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU), an important international agreement to protect migratory birds of prey.

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#106650
2015-12-17

Wetland Loss, Development Put Kashmir Bird Migration at Risk

The cackle and cry of Kashmir's annual bird migration has long been a welcome ruckus for those living in the Indian-controlled Himalayan territory. It signals the summer's end, the coming snows and the global importance of Kashmir's environment for species arriving from as far as northern Europe ...

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#106417
2015-12-07

Habitat loss seen as rising threat to world's migratory birds

Habitat destruction along routes taken by the world's migratory birds poses an increasing peril to these long-distance fliers, with a vast majority crossing terrain that nations are inadequately protecting, according to scientists.

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#106429
2015-12-07

Closing In on Where Eels Go to Connect

Eels hold tight to their biological secrets, so much so that Aristotle mused that they must be sexless creatures spontaneously emerging from the “earth’s guts.” Now, at least one eel enigma is finally a step closer to being solved.

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#106384
2015-12-02

Report: Plight of migratory birds requires global solution

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- According to a new study published in the journal Science, more than 90 percent of migratory bird species are without adequate protections.

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#106119
2015-11-17

Countries Commit to Tackling Multiple Threats to Migratory Waterbirds

New Action Plans for Seabirds, Eurasian Curlew, Grey Crowned Crane, Long-tailed Duck, Northern Bald Ibis, Shoebill and Taiga Bean Goose Adopted

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#106104
2015-11-16

Monarch butterfly population likely to quadruple, says Mexico

Monarch butterfly populations are expected to nearly quadruple thanks to efforts made by North American countries, said Mexican authorities. The population had witnessed a 90 percent plunge since peaking in the 1990s.

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#106043
2015-11-09

Baby whales learn vital traditions from mothers

Cultural traditions among Southern right whale populations are shaping their genetic patterns, according to a study led by the University of St Andrews.

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#106002
2015-11-05

Female monarch butterflies are superior fliers, migrators

ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Female monarch butterflies are more gifted fliers and successful migrators than their male peers. According to researchers at the University of Georgia, females are empowered by their wings.

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#105971
2015-11-03

The Black-faced Spoonbill: Asia’s beloved wading bird fights for space

This charismatic wading bird saw its numbers soar from just 288 individuals in the 1980’s, to over 3,000 in 2015, but coastal developers will need to find a way to share intertidal areas with these birds if they are to survive.

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#105848
2015-10-28

Dolly Varden trout store up fat for an early retirement

SEATTLE, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Trout retire too. But unlike humans, who tend to work their lives in cities to retire to the country or the coast, Alaskan sea trout save up fat to trade their ocean adventures for the full-time tranquility of freshwater.

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#105762
2015-10-22

Ocean heat maps reveal secrets of migratory fish like tuna

MIAMI, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- By comparing the movements of tagged fish with ocean heat content maps, researchers at the University of Miami were able to uncover unique patterns in migratory fish behavior.

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#105730
2015-10-19

In Photos: The Spectacular Migration of Monarch Butterflies

The migration of animal species is a common natural event that happens each autumn across the North American continent. Many species of birds and even mammals, such as the great whales, travel thousands of miles to over-winter in warmer climates. Check out these photos of one of the most spectac ...

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