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Feature: Saving the Spanish Imperial Eagle in Doñana

Feature: Saving the Spanish Imperial Eagle in Doñana The "Espacio Protegido" program of Canal Sur Television December 17, 2019, shows how managers of the Doñana Natural Area and EBD-CSIC researchers work together on the "Recovery Plan of the Spanish...

The invasive red swamp crayfish increases infection of the amphibian chytrid fungus

Chytridiomycosis, caused by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), is considered one of the most important causes for the decline of amphibian populations worldwide. Identifying potential biological reservoirs and characterizing the role they can play in pathogen maintenance is not only important from a scientific point of view, but also relevant from an applied perspective (e.g. disease control strategies), especially when worldwide distributed invasive species are involved.

Is restocking a useful tool for increasing rabbit densities?

The European rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus is endemic to Mediterranean ecosystems in the Iberian Peninsula, where it is a key species. In recent years its populations have declined due to several factors including habitat transformation and viral diseases. At the same time, corrective measures including population restocking in areas with low population densities using rabbits from other geographical areas have been performed. In this study we evaluate the impact restocking has had on the...

eLTER RI on European ESFRI 2018 Roadmap

eLTER RI on European ESFRI 2018 Roadmap The pan-European eLTER Research Infrastructure (eLTER RI) has been included on the ESFRI 2018 roadmap. This is a significant achievement for the European ecosystem, critical zone and socio-ecological research...

Endemic species underrepresented in the Habitats Directive

The Iberian Peninsula is a major European region of biodiversity, as it harbours more than 30% of European endemic species. Despite a number of studies having evaluated the ability of nature reserves to protect certain taxa, there is still a lack of knowledge on how Iberian endemic fauna are represented in these reserves. Here, biodiversity hotspots of Iberian endemicity were detected and the effectiveness of the Natura 2000 network in representing 249 endemic species from eight animal...