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NewsStarting in January 2018, I continue with the gromsnews section with news I consider highly relevant for migratory species. However, this selection is limited. For a more comprehensive newsstream, see #migratoryspecies and my twitter list
"Globally, at least 25 million kilometers of new roads are projected to be developed by 2050, 60 % cent increase from 2010. Additional 335,000 kilometers of rail tracks are projected to be built " and more threats for #migratoryspecies Ambitious threat analysis by CMS ScientistsHowever, strange to read an announcement for "a first-ever global assessment of the conservation status and trends for migratory species" which GROMS published already in 2001 and 2004.
2nd February 2021:World Wetlands Day, events worldwide
Phasing out #leadshot: an eternal issue since 1999: AEWA Resolution 1.14 "Recalling paragraph 4.1.4. of the text of the Action Plan to the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Waterbirds, stating that Parties shall endeavour to phase out the use of lead shot for hunting in wetlands by the year 2000"
Main transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus which causes the COVID-19 disease in humans) is from person to person. Recommendations of the EUROBATS Advisory Committee on potential risks of SARS-CoV-2 transmission from humans to bats
remotesensing Special Issue "Radar Aeroecology" freely accessible articles on radar monitoring of insect and bird migrations
World Migratory Bird Day 2020, on 9th May, and again in October 2020.Event map
New measures are needed to reduce the risk of wild gorillas, chimps and orangutans encountering the virus, scientists warn in a letter in Nature.
#CMSCOP13 - several species added to App I - Summary report
CMS COP13 – Gandhinagar, India 15-22 February 2020Meeting documents
Release:Central Asian Mammals Migration and Linear Infrastructure Atlas - CMS Technical Series No. 41
CMS National Reports released, revealing progress and problems protecting migratory species. References to implementation of Resolutions are missing!
"More than 250,000 bats are killed annually due to interactions with German wind turbines, and total losses may account for more than two million killed bats over the past 10 years" publication - 15/10/2018
some GROMS GIS maps now available via gromsmap @ ArcGISonline - 22/07/2018
Critically endangered eels hyped up on cocaine could have trouble making a 3,700-mile trip to mate and reproduce, original sourcehere
World Migratory Bird Day 2018 Events around 10th of May
Theme issue �Collective movement ecology� Special Issue Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
An html version of text and most figures of the first volume of the GROMS books
World Fish Migration Day to be celebrated on 21 April 2018 - Find world-wide events nearby
GROMS GIS maps used for new web-based tool for the remote measurement and estimation of ecological value across global landscapes:
"..Global Register of Migratory Species (www.groms.de; Riede, 2004) was used to estimate the number of different migratory species which have migration routes across a given landscape (Long PR, Benz D, Martin AC, et al. LEFT�A web-based tool for the remote measurement and estimation of ecological value across global landscapes. Methods Ecol Evol. 2017;00:1�9.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12924 15/01/2018
#banlead campaign by Birdlife International and ECHA
In spite of decade-old resolutions (e.g. UNEP/CMS/Resolution 10.26), poisoning of birds, other game, ecosystems (particularly wetlands) and humans, particularly by lead ammunition, continues to be an unsolved problem
First experimental evidence that neonicotinoid pesticides impair migratory activity and orientation in a seed-eating bird, the white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys):
#WorldWetlandsday on 2nd February 2018 - find or add events
by Klaus Riede