Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 22, 2021

Researchers used Covid lockdown to show how tourism can protect vulnerable seabirds

Anthropocene reports 

After a Sweden company shut down tourist traffic to a bird watching island, an influx of eagles wreaked havoc on the murre breeding season.

For a seabird trying to breed, eagles can spell trouble, either through direct attacks or by flushing seabirds off of their nests. But common murres in the Baltic Sea may have an unexpected ally—traveling humans. 

Read article at  Researchers used Covid lockdown to show how tourism can protect vulnerable seabirds


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