RESTORATION EVIDENCE

Action: Use lime to reduce acidification in lakes Bird Conservation

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A before-and-after study from Sweden found no difference in osprey Pandion haliaetus productivity during a period of extensive liming of acidified lakes compared to two periods without liming.

 

Supporting evidence from individual studies

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A before-and-after study at three acidified lakes in southwest Sweden (Eriksson & Wallin 1994) found that the average number of large (over four week-old) osprey Pandion haliaetus nestlings produced in successful breeding attempts was not significantly different during a period of extensive liming of acidified lakes (1980–7), compared to either of two periods without liming (1961-71: 2.0 nestlings/successful breeding attempt; 1972-9: 2.0 nestlings/successful attempt; 1980-7: 1.9 nestlings/successful attempt).

 

Referenced papers

Please cite as:

Williams, D.R., Child, M.F., Dicks, L.V., Ockendon, N., Pople, R.G., Showler, D.A., Walsh, J.C., zu Ermgassen, E.K.H.J. & Sutherland, W.J. (2018) Bird Conservation. Pages 95-244 in: W.J. Sutherland, L.V. Dicks, N. Ockendon, S.O. Petrovan & R.K. Smith (eds) What Works in Conservation 2018. Open Book Publishers, Cambridge, UK.