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Migratory routes for selected marine animals
Acknowledging ecological networks and how their disruption may have an impact populations of migratory species is essential for the survival of these species and for fostering international collaboration. This is an ov...
15 Nov 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Iron mine threatens Beluga around Baffin Island
A large iron mine, operated by the Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation, has now been proposed in Baffin Island, with possibly severe impacts on wildlife on the island, such as development across the calving grounds of the ...
06 May 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Migration of grassland birds in America
The grasslands of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay in southern South America represent important habitat to numerous migratory and resident bird species. These birds play vital roles in the ecosystem by ...
15 Nov 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Saiga antelope locations in Kazakhstan
Saiga Antelope locations in Kazakhstan in a period between 1970 to 2008.
15 Nov 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Red Knot migration along the East Atlantic flyway
Red Knots set off in April with large fat reserves (fuel) from the airport “West Coast National Park” (the Langebaan Lagoon tidal flats in South Africa) to fly 7,000–8,000 km until they reach the tidal flats of Guinea ...
15 Nov 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Spatial configuration on an ecological network
A spatial configuration of an Ecological Network, showing how various resources are connected in the landscape
15 Nov 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Highway threaten Serengeti wildlife
This graph shows proposed commercial roads across the Serengeti and surrounding region in 2010. However, following intense international pressure, the Tanzanian Government announced in 2011 that it will favour an alterna...
15 Nov 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Leatherback Turtle migration in the Pacific
The Leatherback Turtle is a long-distance migratory sea turtle, travelling between tropical breeding grounds and multiple pelagic and coastal foraging regions located in temperate and tropical waters. There are effecti...
15 Nov 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Saiga Antelope populations
The Saiga Antelope is a migratory herbivore of the steppes and deserts of Central Asia and Russia, capable of travelling hundreds of kilometres north to south on its annual migrations. Saigas have been hunted since prehi...
15 Nov 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Humpback Whale movements within the South Pacific
Mortality due to entanglement and collisions with ships has been reported within the Southern Hemisphere. To varying degrees these threats are all present in both the Oceania region and the Southern Ocean. The Internati...
15 Nov 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Cheetah and Wildebeest in East Africa
Protecting the Cheetah’s range also benefits other migratory wildlife, including those not currently protected by international agreements such as Appendix I of the CMS. The Serengeti- Mara-Tsavo landscape, for example, ...
08 Mar 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Lesser White-fronted Goose migratory routes in Eurasiah
The globally threatened Lesser White-fronted Goose is a Palearctic migrant, breeding discontinuously in forest- or shrub tundra and mountainous shrubby wetlands from Fennoscandia to easternmost Russia. The species ha...
15 Nov 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Who protects them? Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
Parties and non-parties to the Convention of Migratory Species. Severe gaps exist in the north and east and are urgently needed for protecting the ecological networks and migrations of many endangered species
01 Nov 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Snow Leopard range in Asia
The Snow Leopard inhabits the alpine and sub-alpine regions of Asia’s most spectacular mountain ranges. Occupying nearly 2 million km2, the snow leopard’s range extends across 12 range states from Russia and Mongolia t...
15 Nov 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Yellow Sea, the flyway hub
The East Asian-Australasian flyway for migratory birds
15 Nov 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Nathusius’ Pipistrelle distribution and migration
The tiny Nathusius’ Pipistrelle, weighing only 6–10 grams, travels almost 2000 km from its breeding grounds in north-eastern Europe to its main hibernation areas in south-west Europe. Populations in Russia are thought to...
15 Nov 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Migratory species – flying in the air
Acknowledging ecological networks and how their disrup-tion may have an impact populations of migratory species is essential for the survival of these species and for fostering international collaboration. This is an...
15 Nov 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The long migration of the Humpback Whale
Humpback annual migrations between feeding grounds in polar waters to mating and calving grounds in tropical waters are amongst the longest of any mammal. Following heavy exploitation during much of the 19th and 20th c...
15 Nov 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Migratory species – running on land
Acknowledging ecological networks and how their disruption may have an impact populations of migratory species is essential for the survival of these species and for fostering international collaboration. This is an ov...
15 Nov 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Gender division of labour in agriculture and household activities - Nepal and India
In Nepal, the gender division of labour is highly skewed, especially when agricultural, pastoral and wage labour is combined with household, community and casual labour, and when high rates of men’s out-migration to ur...
05 Dec 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Human trafficking in Nepal - Patterns
Maiti Nepal rescues an estimated 2,000 thousand girls each year, including children and women intercepted at borders and victims liberated from brothels and from various forms of abuse and exploitation. It provides them...
05 Dec 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Gender (im)balance in the delegation of parties (COP) on climate change
Critical importance is the under-representation of women in policy and decision-making institutions, in dialogue on adaptation to climate change, in the governance of natural resources and in other important livelihood ...
01 Nov 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Climate change vulnerability
Vulnerability of human populations to extreme climate related events and changes in major climate parameters over the next 30 years.
05 Dec 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Labour migration from Nepal
As numerous studies have demonstrated, women bear the disproportionate burden of the costs of disasters, if their rights are not ensured and if gender, socio-cultural and political-economic inequalities within the conte...
05 Dec 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Trafficking of women and girls in Nepal
Some estimates from Maiti Nepal suggest that trafficking from Nepal may have increased from an estimated 3-5,000 per year during the pre-war times (1990) to possibly 12-20,000 per year in 2010. This includes internal and...
05 Dec 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Recent flood events in the HIndu Kush-Himalaya region
Recent studies focus attention on the radically changed flood patterns, including heavy rainfall that leads to landslides and soil erosion. For example, in Nepal women and men have noted increased frequency and damage ca...
05 Dec 2011 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal