Starting 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

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Spain: Donana wetland under threat from desiccation, due to illegal water consumption by farmers. Regional government wants to extend agriculture with water from other parts of Spain, central government and Brussels object. See Donana for latest news

Avian influenza overview December 2022 – March 2023 EFSA, EDC EFSA, ECDC, EURL: ongoing avian influenza outbreaks in birds, low risk to the public

Bird Flu Current Situation Summary

An unprecedented outbreak of Avian Flu is killing thousands of wild birds in Scotland

WorldMigratoryBirdDay #WMBD2022 on 14th May WMBD 2022 Campaign Strategy on the impacts of light pollution

Protected areas have a mixed impact on waterbirds, but management helps Nature 2022

WorldWetlandsday Events 2nd February 2022

"Neue "migration" Diskussionsliste (hauptsächlich englisch) auf diesem Telegram Kanal:

New paper: Flyways to hell? An empirical assessment of Palearctic migratory waterbird harvest practices in key wetlands of Sahel-sub-Saharan Africa "Despite the high harvesting levels of the Malian and Egyptian sites, the total off-take seemed to occur at a lower level than at sites in Europe."

Poland’s border wall will cut Europe’s oldest forest in half #WorldMigratoryBirdDay 2021 on 9th October "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 Scientists

However, 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. Covid19 and migratory species

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

Adding groms maps to ArcGIS, as potential contributions for ESRI Living Atlas

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

#hostileshores: Oiled coasts mean oiled shorebirds: Brazil oil spill impacts shorebirds

CMS National Reports released, revealing progress and problems protecting migratory species. References to implementation of Resolutions are missing!

This Saturday, May 11, #WorldMigratoryBirdDay 2019 is calling for action against the devastating effects of #plasticpollution on #migratorybirds.

Report of the 48th Meeting of the CMS Standing Committee 1 Feb 2019

"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 (; 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� 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
Find more info about lead toxicity on toxicdocs website

First experimental evidence that neonicotinoid pesticides impair migratory activity and orientation in a seed-eating bird, the white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys):
Imidacloprid and chlorpyrifos insecticides impair migratory ability in a seed-eating songbird Eng et al., Scientific Reports 2017

#WorldWetlandsday on 2nd February 2018 - find or add events
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 by Klaus Riede

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