Recently an article has been published which documents the current status of the full array of northern bald ibis Geronticus eremita populations and projects, providing a benchmark against which we can assess progress towards a goal of having wild, self-sustaining northern bald ibis populations across their former range, from North Africa, through Europe, and into the…Continue reading A comprehensive summary of the history, current status and future perspectives of the northern bald ibis Geronticus eremita
Many Ibis species have bare heads. While it is commonly thought that this somehow helps them with keeping cool, studies to demonstrate this have been absent. Until now. Ismael Galván at the Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Doñana Biological Station in Spain, and his colleagues, decided to put this hypothesis to test. For this, they used…Continue reading Dark-coloured Ibises cannot keep a cool head! Or can they?
European LIFE+ Human Led Migration 2016. Contributed by SIS-SG member Johannes Fritz. On August 19, 2016, the human-led migration started. At 10:30 am two microlight aircrafts and 25 birds departed from the training camp in Seekirchen am Wallersee, country of Salzburg. The route leads along the Mountainranges Tennengebirge and Dachstein to the south, then along…Continue reading 25 Northern Bald Ibis start a new life!