Waterbird Populations and Pressures in the Baltic Sea

Skov, Henrik , Heinänen, Stefan , Žydelis, Ramnas , Bellebaum, Jochen , Bzoma, Szymon , Dagys, Mindaugas , Durinck, Jan , Garthe, Stefan, Grishanov, Gennady , Hario, Martti , Jacob Kieckbusch, Jan , Kube, Jan , Kuresoo, Andres , Larsson, Kjell , Luigujoe, Leho , Meissner, Wodzimierz , W. Nehls, Hans , Nilsson, Leif , Krag Petersen, Ib , Mikkola Roos, Markku , Pihl, Stefan , Sonntag, Nicole , Stock, Andy and Stipniece, Antra (2011) Waterbird Populations and Pressures in the Baltic Sea Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen. DOI 10.6027/TN2011-550.

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Abstract

This report outlines the results of the internationally coordinated census of wintering waterbirds in the Baltic Sea 2007-2009 undertaken under the SOWBAS project (Status of wintering Waterbird populations in the Baltic Sea). The estimated total number of wintering waterbirds was 4.41 million compared to 7.44 million during the last co-ordinated census 1992-1993. Despite the general declines stable or increasing populations of herbivorous species were recorded. While benthic carnivores with a coastal distribution have either shown moderate declines, stable or increasing populations seaducks with an offshore distribution have declined seriously. Based on analyses of trends in wintering waterbirds and pressures indicators are suggested as performance indicators in relation to the international and national actions taken to reduce the anthropogenic pressures in the Baltic Sea.

Document Type: Report (Project Report)
Research affiliation: OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
Kiel University
DOI etc.: 10.6027/TN2011-550
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2017 10:36
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2017 10:36
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/35133

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