The European ShowCase project will help build bridges between agriculture and biodiversity conservation

Biodiversity on farmland is steeply declining throughout Europe and society at large is increasingly concerned about the loss of public goods, such as iconic local fauna and cultural landscapes. In this context, the SHOWCASE project was launched to create synergies and bridges of knowledge incentives between agricultural producers and biodiversity management practices with the aim of facilitating the agricultural sector’s transition towards more sustainable farming.

Where to head: environmental conditions shape foraging destinations in a critically endangered seabird

An international team monitors reproductive Balearic shearwaters, a critically endangered species, in Ibiza for four years to determine the most important feeding areas for this population and study what factors determine their choice.
The study concludes that the shearwaters prefer to feed in the areas of the Iberian shelf closest to the colony, such as the Gulf of Valencia and Cabo de la Nao, due to lower flight costs

EBD looks for alternatives in schools to avoid the disappearance of unknown invertebrates

Linderiella baetica is a small shrimp-like animal that swims on its back. The temporary pools in which it lives are usually appreciated by the population, who generally do not consider losing them. As a consequence, many species in these environments, and among them Linderiella baetica, are today threatened species.
To promote the conservation of species in temporary aquatic environments, some great unknown, a team with CSIC participation, specifically from the Doñana Biological Station...

Interactions among global change pressures act in a non-additive way on bumblebee individuals and colonies

Insect-mediated pollination is fundamental for terrestrial ecosystems as well as for crop production. However, bee populations are declining as a consequence of different global change pressures. Even though these pressures do not act in isolation, their interactive effects have received less attention.

More than have a million birds registered in Doñana during winter

Last January, the Natural Processes Monitoring Team (ICTS-RBD) of the Doñana Biological Station carried out the International Waterbird Census during winter in the Guadalquivir Marshes (Doñana Natural Space, adjacent unprotected areas and Brazo del Este Natural Site), coordinated by Wetlands International. The total estimated number of birds registered was around 532 thousand, belonging to 91 different species.