Navigation Links
The cormorant -- the 'black plague' or an example of successful species conservation?
Date:6/4/2008

This release is available in German.

Leipzig. Europe requires a common management strategy for cormorants in order to reconcile nature conservation and fishing interests. An effective regulation of cormorant populations can only work at the European level, researchers from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) write in the scientific journal Environmental Conservation. Furthermore, they suggest a five-step action plan, which would start with a consensus on the real numbers of animals and end in an international management plan. Currently a common solution is not materialising because of too many different interests from individual countries and a lack of coordination, according to UFZ researchers. In North America by comparison, a management plan for the Double-crested Cormorant has been in operation since 2003, although the problem there is just as complex as it is in Europe. The size of the cormorant population in Europe varies between half a million and one and a half million birds, depending on who provides the data. The researchers' vision of a new action plan materialised from 22 interviews conducted with responsible persons from several EU countries at different management levels.

Fishermen insult them as the "black plague", birds that steal their fish and eat them in front of their eyes, while conservationists on the other hand celebrate the increase in the number of cormorants as proof of the fact that the conservation measures of recent decades have been successful. Attempts to regulate numbers locally or regionally have regularly made this conflict into headline news, not least because such attempts have remained unsuccessful. It has been common knowledge for a long time now that the Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) does not stop at country borders. As a typical migratory bird it breeds in the North and the Baltic S
'/>"/>

Contact: Tilo Arnhold
presse@ufz.de
49-341-235-1635
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. BIO-key(R) Showcasing Public Safety Solutions for BlackBerry Smartphones at 2008 LEIM Conference
2. Wiley-Blackwell to launch Journal of Flood Risk Management
3. Black carbon pollution emerges as major player in global warming
4. NOAA proposes federal regulations to protect black abalone
5. University of Minnesota study refutes belief that black men have more aggressive prostate cancer
6. American Society for Microbiology honors Jason T. Blackard
7. Coal and black liquor can produce energy from papermaking
8. Risk of common vaginal infection linked to preterm birth appears higher for blacks
9. Plague of kangaroos threatens one of Australias last remaining original native grasslands
10. Scientists discover why plague is so lethal
11. Model successfully predicts large river system fish diversity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
The cormorant -- the 'black plague' or an example of successful species conservation?
(Date:7/28/2014)... Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole in 1911, but ... before any human. , Using data from 16 ice ... continent, including the South Pole, a group led by ... Reno, Nevada, created the most accurate and precise reconstruction ... The new record, described in an article published today ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... of people in the United States have a circulatory ... can be painful and may even require surgery in ... muscle wasting and, in turn, limb amputation. , At ... (UTHealth) Medical School, scientists tested a non-surgical preventative treatment ... was associated with increased blood circulation. Their proof-of-concept ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... -- Fifteen years ago, MIT professor John Essigmann and colleagues ... an HIV drug. They thought if they could induce the ... and eventually die out a strategy that our immune ... such a drug, which caused HIV to mutate at an ... virus from patients in a small clinical trial reported in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Lead pollution beat explorers to South Pole, persists today 2Lead pollution beat explorers to South Pole, persists today 3Scientists discover genetic switch that can prevent peripheral vascular disease in mice 2Forced mutations doom HIV 2Forced mutations doom HIV 3Forced mutations doom HIV 4
... Slugs are every gardener,s enemy: They can destroy overnight, ... don,t like all plants in the same way they ... posed by the botanist and founder of Chemical Ecology, Ernst ... More than a hundred years later chemists from Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena ...
... hands and arms through innovative robotic and virtual reality-based video ... Sergei Adamovich, a biomedical engineer. Thanks to a ... Adamovich is developing better ways to rehabilitate people who have ... Preliminary laboratory results appear promising: ...
... 2010) Acidity is increasing in some regions of the ... ocean, where it is now recognized that increased levels of ... more acidic. These more acidic conditions in key parts of ... to new research published in the journal Estuaries and ...
Cached Biology News:Self-defense strategies of moss 2NJIT engineer helps stroke patients regain motor functions in hands, arms 2Changing Chesapeake Bay acidity impacting oyster shell growth 2Changing Chesapeake Bay acidity impacting oyster shell growth 3
(Date:7/29/2014)... a new way of manufacturing microstructured surfaces that ... self-assembly of carbon nanotubes, could exhibit a variety ... and strength, or the ability to repel water ... that mechanical forces can be used to direct ... we can independently control the mechanical properties ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... WARRINGTON, Pa. , July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... company dedicated to advancing a new standard of ... financial results on August 5, 2014 before the ... The Company will host a live teleconference ... day. During the conference call, Discovery Labs, management ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... TransVac Solutions, the trusted leader in automated ... for hospitals, will be exhibiting at booth #209 at ... & Technical Exhibition Aug. 3-6 in Chicago, Ill. ... hospitals cleaner, reducing infection risk and saving millions in ... Staff will be available at booth #209 to ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 ... communicate with teams of people where cell phone masts or ... other iPhones up to 100 feet away without the need ... iPhones to target longer ranges. , The new app has ... 8% of US homes are at very high risk of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:A new way to make microstructured surfaces 2Discovery Labs to Report 2014 Second Quarter Financial Results and Hold Conference Call on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time 2TransVac Presents Cost Saving Technology at ASHE Conference for Keeping Hospitals Cleaner 2DisasterTalk App Could Save Lives as Report Reveals 8% of US Homes at Very High Risk of Natural Disaster 2
... Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AUXL ), a specialty ... on Monday, May 9, 2011 before the opening of the ... call that day at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss results ... to be used during the call will be available on ...
... or Encyclopedia Of DNA Elements project, has created an overview ... sequence. The April 19 publication of "A ... the journal PLoS Biology provides a guide for using the ... by the project. All of the data, tools to ...
... 21, 2011 Cord Blood America, Inc . ( ... umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation company focused ... families nationwide and internationally, is pleased to announce that its ... Incorporation effecting a reverse stock split. The vote ...
Cached Biology Technology:Auxilium Pharmaceuticals to Announce First Quarter 2011 Results and Conduct Conference Call on Monday, May 9, 2011 2Auxilium Pharmaceuticals to Announce First Quarter 2011 Results and Conduct Conference Call on Monday, May 9, 2011 3A user's guide to the encyclopedia of DNA elements 2Cord Blood America: Shareholders Approve Common Stock Reverse Split 2
Prepared in distilled water....
... RiboGreen RNA Quantitation Kit is one ... for the quantitation of RNA in ... 1000-fold more sensitive than absorbance measurements. ... be detected with fluorescence microplate readers ...
Request Info...
Recommend to use at up to 5000X dilutions for cell culture (e.g. Add 1 ul to 1 ml of culture medium.)...
Biology Products: