Understanding migratory pathways to save migratory birds

Fly-over states matter when understanding — and saving — migratory birds

Posted: 07 Mar 2017 07:04 AM PST

Around the world, thousands of migratory animals travel hundreds or even thousands of miles each year. The journey of migratory animals is more important than their destination. Scientists use the endangered Kirtland’s warblers to show how connecting all migration’s points can chart a way to sustainability. …The telecoupling framework allowed researchers to consider simultaneously their breeding sites, wintering sites, stopover sites, as well as various policies that protect the birds, tourism activities and changing use of land that have fragmented or damaged their habitat, as well as conservation activity that has improved their lot.….

Jacqueline Hulinae et al. Telecoupling framework for research on migratory species in the Anthropocene. Elem Sci Anth, 2017; 5 (0): 5 DOI: 10.1525/elementa.184