Species conservation – an integrative approach
Meeresenten - Sea ducks
The aim of the project, which is funded by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz, BfN), is to determine breeding success of sea ducks on their breeding grounds in the Russian Arctic and to investigate habitat choices during migration and of resting and wintering sites using stable isotope analyses and data loggers with accurate location determination. At the same time, the age structure of ducks will be determined in stopover areas. From these figures, population thresholds will be derived.
The success of this project depends on close collaborations with German and international partners, especially the Institute for Wetlands and Waterbird Research (IWWR) e.V. and two Institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences - the Institute of Geography and the Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology - Ural Branch.
|Your help is invaluable!||
Foto: Alexander Kondratyev
|Please report sightings or captures of Long-tailed Ducks and Scoters with metal rings, nasal saddles and/or data loggers (usually attached to the legs, see picture to the right) to your local ringing centre, and contact us:
Dr. Sandra Vardeh
Species of interest:
|Species name||Clangula hyemalis (Linnaeus, 1758)||Melanitta nigra (Linnaeus, 1758)|
|English||Long-tailed Duck (Oldsquaw)||Common Scoter|
|Lithuanian||Ledinė antis||Juodoji antis|
|Supported by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz, BfN) with funds by the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety|