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New article: Global political responsibility for the conservation of albatrosses and large petrels

Inspire4Nature fellow Martin Beal led a new article entitled Global political responsibility for the conservation of albatrosses and large petrels, co-authored among others by Inspire4Nature supervisors: Maria P. Dias and Paulo Catry.

They used the movements of nearly 6000 individual birds from 39 species of albatrosses, and their close relatives the large petrels, to identify the political areas around the world most important to their conservation. They show that these species connect countries around the world, and spend nearly 40% of their time in international waters, highlighting that international collaboration is crucial for ensuring the future of these charismatic creatures.

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New article: The Natura 2000 network and the ranges of threatened species in Greece

Inspire4Nature fellow Konstantina Spiliopoulou led a new article entitled The Natura 2000 network and the ranges of threatened species in Greece, co-authored by Panayiotis G. Dimitrakopoulos, Thomas M. Brooks, Gabriela Kelaidi, Kaloust Paragamian, Vassiliki Kati, Anthi Oikonomou, Dimitris Vavylis, Panayiotis Trigas, Petros Lymberakis, William Darwall, Maria Th. Stoumboudi and Kostas A. Triantis.

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New article: Non-native Species Surrounding Protected Areas Influence the Community of Non-native Species Within Them

Inspire4Nature fellow Kathrin Holenstein led a new article entitled Non-native species surrounding protected areas influence the community of non-native species within them, co-authored by William D. Simonson, Kevin G. Smith, Tim M. Blackburn and Anne Charpentier.

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New article: A counterfactual approach to measure the impact of wet grassland conservation on UK breeding bird populations

Inspire4Nature fellow Sean Jellesmark led a new article entitled A counterfactual approach to measure the impact of wet grassland conservation on UK breeding bird populations, co-authored by Malcolm Ausden, Tim M. Blackburn, Richard D. Gregory, Mike Hoffmann, Dario Massimino, Louise McRae and Piero Visconti.

Measuring how conservation actions impact target populations is impeded by a lack of appropriate control groups. In this study, the authors demonstrate how counterfactual control groups can be created from monitoring data and apply this approach to evaluate the impact of wetland reserves on breeding trends for five wetland bird species.

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Permeability of Protected Areas to Non-Native Species

Fellow Kathrin Holenstein presented a poster entitled Permeability of Protected Areas to Non-Native Species in September 2020 at Neobiota, the 11th International Conference on Biological Invasions, in Vodice, Croatia.

She analyzed non-native animal and plant data from a Norwegian biodiversity data base and showed that non-native species present surrounding protected areas influence the community of non-native species within them.

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Global Goals week presentation by Matt Ford

See Inspire4Nature fellow Matt Ford presenting his project which sets out to investigate a global biodiversity indicator via an  IUCNRedList reassessment of all European freshwater fishes!

You can watch below and on our Twitter account his video of his PhD research and how it will hopefully feed into countries making progress towards achieving international biodiversity targets.

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