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

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
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

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