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Tracking trouble in the Arctic

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Nature Collective
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  • Title: Tracking trouble in the Arctic
  • Language: English
  • Margaret Munro (Research)
  • Richard Monastersky (Research)
  • Jasiek Krzysztofiak (Art Direction)

Many shorebird populations are declining steeply around the globe, and those that nest in the Arctic are among the hardest hit. On their long-distance migrations, they encounter a number of threats, including hurricanes and hunters, pesticides in croplands and human sprawl that is destroying wetlands used by the birds as refuelling stations. By tracking the journeys of each species, researchers can better understand the problems confronting these birds.

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