Spotlight: Conservation in marine habitats

This month, Journal of Applied Ecology turns its focus to the health of the worlds’ oceans, with a new Spotlight, Conservation in marine habitats. Ignasi Montero-Serra summarizes the importance of this collection of work that provides a variety of cutting-edge tools to quantify the impact of major stressors, and to guide management actions across marine habitats; from the intertidal to the deep sea. Marine habitats … Continue reading Spotlight: Conservation in marine habitats

Long-term European LIFE project key for the recovery of an endangered Egyptian vulture population

In new research, Jaume Adrià Badia‐Boher and colleagues highlight the need for long-term monitoring of conservation programmes. Here, co-author, Ana Sanz‐Aguilar demonstrates one success story of this nature, in conservation of the Canary Egyptian Vulture. The population of one of the most endangered raptors in Europe, the Canary Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus majorensis), is recovering. This is one of the main conclusions reached by an international … Continue reading Long-term European LIFE project key for the recovery of an endangered Egyptian vulture population

Seals avoid tidal turbine sounds

What do tidal turbines mean for our marine mammals? Gordon Hastie comments on recent article, Harbour seals avoid tidal turbine noise: Implications for collision risk, published in Journal of Applied Ecology. Does reliable tidal energy come at an environmental cost? Renewable energy is rapidly gaining momentum in an effort to cut carbon emissions and reduce the effects of climate change.  Although wind and solar are … Continue reading Seals avoid tidal turbine sounds