A decision-making and guidance tool on artificial nesting structures for pelicans - A new publication! Print

Monday 10 July 2017

Over the last 30 years there have been a lot of efforts in European and Asian wetlands to build and place artificial nesting structures for pelicans, in the form of platforms, rafts or artificial islands. These are used either to enhance the breeding success of already breeding pelicans or to attract pelicans to nest in new sites.

Although artificial nesting structures may have impressive positive results, as in the case of Lake Kerkini, Greece, the decision to introduce them may have unexpected pitfalls and risks. The e-publication “ARTIFICIAL NESTING STRUCTURES FOR PELICANS: A decision-making and guidance document”, by the Society for the Protection of Prespa and the Pelican Specialist Group of Wetlands International and the IUCN SSC, aims to give decision-makers substantial assistance in avoiding those risks, to the benefit of pelicans, biodiversity and the sustainable management of wetlands!

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