Birds, emblematic species

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Birds are emblematic of marine environments and several marine protected areas are dedicated to protecting their nesting and feeding grounds. Further study and data collection is needed to document the ecology and habits at sea of these species. By better understanding the characteristics and the features of their environments, scientists will help to optimize the network of the marine protected areas. These topics are the focus of various workshops throughout the congress.

 

Birds, emblematic species
Flight of a Cory’s shearwater in the Azores
© Steven Piel / AAMP