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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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New article: Effectiveness of protected areas in conserving tropical forest birds

New article shows protected areas are contributing significantly to the conservation of rare & threatened birds across tropical biodiversity hotspots. Led by Victor Cazalis (University of Montpellier), the study was co-authored by former Inspire4Nature fellow Joseph Kelly and by Inspire4Nature senior scientists Stu Butchart and Ana Rodrigues.
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New article: Deforestation leakage undermines conservation value of tropical and subtropical forest protected areas

Inspire4Nature fellow Scott Ford led a new article entitled Deforestation leakage undermines conservation value of tropical and subtropical forest protected areas, co-authored by senior Inspire4Nature scientists Martin Rudbeck Jepsen, Naomi Kingston, Thomas Brooks, Brian MacSharry and Ole Mertz.

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New book: Threatened Freshwater Fishes of the Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot: Distribution, extinction risk and the impact of hydropower

Inspire4Nature scientists Matt Ford and Jörg Freyhof are co-authors of a book entitled Threatened Freshwater Fishes of the Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot: Distribution, extinction risk and the impact of hydropower.

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