Cantabrian Capercaillie signs dissapeared after a wind farm construction

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Cantabrian Capercaillie signs dissapeared after a wind farm construction

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dc.contributor Facultad de Ciencias Biologicas y Ambientales en_US González González, Manuel Antonio Ena Álvarez, Vicente
dc.contributor.other Zoologia en_US 2011-07-25 2012-06-20T11:39:41Z 2012-06-20T11:39:41Z 2012-06-20
dc.identifier.citation Chioglossa, 2001, n. 3 en_US
dc.description P. 65-74 en_US
dc.description.abstract Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) is a grouse highly sensitive to human activities and declining throughout most of its European range. The Cantabrian subespecies Tetrao urogallus cantabricus is the most endangered and the only inhabiting caducifolious forests. Although many causes have been suggested as possible reasons for its alarming decline, no definite evidence supports any of them. Hence, the only effective measure so far is habitat conservation. In this sense, wind farms development is an emergent threat to this population. In a recently described Mediterranean habitat, we assessed Capercaillie occurrence before and after a wind farm construction in a wintering site. After construction Capercaillie presence signs decreased to zero and space use changed, likely due to human disturbances derived from the wind farm construction and maintenance. These changes in habitat use at a local scale and related negative effects on Capercaillie are discussed. As part of the precautionary principle conservation measures for this subespecies should avoid any wind farm within the current Cantabrian Capercaillie range while further research on Capercaillie and wind farms interactions should be urgently carried out en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher Diputación de A Coruña en_US
dc.subject Ecología. Medio ambiente en_US
dc.subject Zoología en_US
dc.subject.other Urogallo Cantábrico en_US
dc.subject.other Molestias en_US
dc.subject.other Parques eólicos en_US
dc.subject.other Signos en_US
dc.subject.other Hábitat en_US
dc.subject.other Mediterráneo en_US
dc.title Cantabrian Capercaillie signs dissapeared after a wind farm construction en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article es_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.description.peerreviewed NO en_US
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess es_ES

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