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On 20 May 2017, BirdLife International released the publication European birds of conservation concern: populations, trends and national responsibilities.
The statistical program for calculating population trends and indices based on monitoring data has been rewritten in the statistical program R.
A study analyzing the potential impact of forest quantity and quality on forest birds was recently published in Forest Ecology and Management. Changes in forestry practices, as well as climate change, may have large impacts on forest bird populations. However, there are hardly any large-scale analyses published analyzing the potential effects of temporal changes in forest structure on forest bird numbers.
The Bird Census News 29(1-2) has been just published. This special volume is entirely dedicated to winter land bird monitoring in Europe.
New research, published in Conservation Letters, by a team of conservation researchers, including BirdLife Europe and its partners , shows that EU nature legislation and EU agriculture-environment schemes can help to preserve farmland birds, however their impact is weakened by the devastating impact of agriculture intensification.
The Bird Census News 28(2) has been just published.