Status of coastal waterbird populations in the East Atlantic Flyway 2014
With special attention to flyway populations making use of the Wadden Sea
Marc van Roomen, Szabolcs Nagy. Ruud Foppen, Tim Dodman, Geoffroy Citegetse & Abdoulaye Ndiaye put together a beautiful report with sobering news:
They document that adverse environmental changes in the Wadden Sea are stronger than elsewhere on the flyway, and that trends in the Wadden Sea are mainly caused by these local factors, especially since populations which also breed in the Wadden Sea seem to be particularly vulnerable. The patterns found are strong indications that many flyway populations studied are under pressure. Further research and monitoring, especially also on threats along the flyway, are needed to pinpoint causes and to help identify priority conservation measures.
The full report can be downloaded here.