A wild idea can be the solution to get fish past power plants.
The NorthWind research centre on wind energy launched its activities today with its first General Assembly.
130 years of catch data show that global warming is contributing to population decline in the world's largest puffin colony.
Changes in seabird breeding productivity reflect hemispheric differences in ocean warming and human use, and call out the need for policies that reduce the impacts of climate change on the world’s marine ecosystems.
Researchers seek to use turbulent eddies in the river to safely guide salmon and eels past hydropower plants.
This year, a major campaign is being launched in northwest Russia aimed at preventing the spread of alien species to Russian parts of the Arctic. Scientists fear that seeds, insects and parasites will establish themselves in the vulnerable northern regions, and ask travelers to take action.
Scientists have developed a new method to map and monitor alien species in the polar regions.
This study signals the need for fisheries management to account for ecosystem constraints when setting catch limits in periods of low forage fish biomass.
Reduced availability of key prey forces adult puffins to fly further from their colonies to find food. Meanwhile, their chicks starve at the nests.
The Scandinavian and Finnish brown bear populations are among the largest in Europe but were until recently separated. A new study by Norwegian, Swedish, and Finnish researchers demonstrates that connectivity has been restored with decent exchange of individuals and genes between countries.
Using data from five different marine ecosystems, researchers have tested the hypothesis of predator‐pit dynamics for forage fish. By examining the consumption of fish by seabirds and the effect of such predation on fish population dynamics, they found that seabird-induced mortality of forage fish varies with fish abundance.
More than a quarter of the individual auks in which mercury levels were measured outside the breeding season exceeded the toxicity threshold.
Offshore oil rigs serve as a breeding refuge for Norwegian Black-legged Kittiwakes. Although they are few in number, these birds produce more chicks than kittiwakes in natural colonies along the coast, to the benefit of the impoverished
The Circumpolar Seabird Group under CAFF and the Arctic Council has proposed a conservation plan for the black-legged kittiwake Rissa tridactyla, a species which has been declining severely
Sustainable certification of oil palm plantations can reduce poverty, but the timing of certification is among the factors that influence the effect.
It is no longer sufficient to protect nature – there is also a need to restore what has been degraded. Ecological restorations are actions to improve the ecological condition and values of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed. Mitigation and compensating measures can also be part of restoration.
Foraging shags and commercial kelp harvesters very often utilize the same marine areas.
Simple measures can make wind turbines more bird friendly. New research shows that measures such as painting the rotor blades or towers, using UV-light and smart micro-siting of wind turbines, decreases the risk for bird collisions considerably.&
Vultures and other avian scavengers characteristically circle the skies, scanning the ground for carcasses. New research has revealed that these birds can, in addition to sight, respond to auditory cues indicative of potential foraging opportunit
In a world where wild spaces are becoming fewer the central steppes of Kazakhstan uniquely contain hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of grasslands which represent an amazing opportunity for wildlife conservation. However, several of the
Puffins change their diet while razorbills seek out new foraging areas.