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1 August 2015 Current and Potential Threats to Nordic Duck Populations — A Horizon Scanning Exercise
Anthony D. Fox, Jón Einar Jónsson, Tomas Aarvak, Thomas Bregnballe, Thomas Kjær Christensen, Kevin Kuhlmann Clausen, Preben Clausen, Lars Dalby, Thomas Eske Holm, Diego Pavón-Jordan, Karsten Laursen, Aleksi Lehikoinen, Svein-Håkon Lorentsen, Anders Pape Møller, Mikael Nordström, Markus Öst, Pär Söderquist, Ole Roland Therkildsen
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Abstract

We review the current and future threats to duck populations that breed, stage, moult and/or winter in the Nordic countries. Migratory duck species are sensitive indicators of their changing environment, and their societal value confirms the need to translate signals from changes in their distribution, status and abundance into a better understanding of changes occurring in their wetland environments. We used expert opinion to highlight 25 major areas of anthropogenic change (and touch briefly on potential mitigation measures through nature restoration and reserve management projects) that we consider key issues likely to influence Nordic duck populations now and in the near future to stimulate debate, discussion and further research. We believe such reviews are essential in contributing to development of successful management policy as well as stimulating specific research to support the maintenance of duck species in favourable future conservation status in the face of multiple population pressures and drivers.

© Finnish Zoological and Botanical Publishing Board 2015
Anthony D. Fox, Jón Einar Jónsson, Tomas Aarvak, Thomas Bregnballe, Thomas Kjær Christensen, Kevin Kuhlmann Clausen, Preben Clausen, Lars Dalby, Thomas Eske Holm, Diego Pavón-Jordan, Karsten Laursen, Aleksi Lehikoinen, Svein-Håkon Lorentsen, Anders Pape Møller, Mikael Nordström, Markus Öst, Pär Söderquist, and Ole Roland Therkildsen "Current and Potential Threats to Nordic Duck Populations — A Horizon Scanning Exercise," Annales Zoologici Fennici 52(4), 193-220, (1 August 2015). https://doi.org/10.5735/086.052.0404
Received: 6 March 2015; Accepted: 23 May 2015; Published: 1 August 2015
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