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Seabirds reveal mercury distribution across the North Atlantic
31. May 2024

Groundbreaking study uses seabirds as indicators of mercury presence through the North-Atlantic Arctic. Results of grave importance for Arctic communities as concentrations increase from the Barents Sea to the East coast of Canada.

Silent birdcliffs
7. May 2024

In only four decades more than 80% of kittiwakes breeding on the coast of the Norwegian mainland have disappeared. More than 60% of all seabird species in Norway are now endangered. In this photographic journey through shifting baselines we clearly see the dramatic changes

Weather radars reveal where birds migrate
12. February 2024

Radars that are used to report the weather also provide valuable insight into which migratory routes birds use. For the first time this tool will be used to map bird migration in Norway.

NINA opens Centre for Biodiversity Genetics
25. October 2022

DNA analyses are becoming an increasingly important method in research and nature management. To meet an increased demand from government and industry, the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) today opened NINAGEN, a national centre for conservation and biodiversity genetics in Trondheim.

Norwegian-Russian cooperation aims to stop the spread of alien species to the Arctic
20. April 2021

This year, a major campaign is being launched in northwest Russia aimed at preventing the spread of alien species to Russian parts of the Arctic. Scientists fear that seeds, insects and parasites will establish themselves in the vulnerable northern regions, and ask travelers to take action.

A ray of hope for the golden deer of Myanmar
29. May 2019

Developing state-of-the-art statistical tools that combine different sources of data has allowed researchers from Norway and Myanmar to make robust estimates of population size for an often-overlooked population of one of the world’s mo

Standardization and facilitation of seabird data for use in impact and environmental risk assessments
2. July 2018

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