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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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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