Taulant Bino

Taulant Bino
POLIS University · Innovation Factory

PhD

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Publications (27)
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Wintering site selection is a major decision in a bird’s annual life cycle since conditions experienced by individuals within a wintering site can influence indivi- dual fitness and ultimately population dynamics. If individuals show strong fidelity to specific sites, annual environmental effects can be reinforced. In this study we analyse winter r...
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Overview of Illegal Killing Taking and Trade of Birds in Albania, major threats, combating the phenomenon in the country, methods used against bird-killing, some recommendations...
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Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) represents the only vulture species that it is still breeding in Albania. Literature suggests that in the 20th century it has bred almost all over the country, whereas nowadays its breeding distribution has shrunk to an area of around 1500 km2, situated in the southern Albania, mainly along the Vjosa River b...
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Species’ range shifts and local extinctions caused by global change lead to community composition changes. At large spatial scales, ecological barriers, such as biome boundaries, coastlines, elevation, and temperature gradients, can influence a community's ability to shift. Yet, ecological barriers are rarely considered in global change studies, po...
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The Mediterranean Basin is a biodiversity hotspot. Wetlands make a key contribution to this status, but many of them remain outside the Ramsar network fifty years after the establishment of the Ramsar Convention. Here we evaluate the extent to which the Mediterranean Ramsar network covers wetlands of international importance for wintering waterbird...
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The Convention of Migratory Species aims to protect migratory animals throughout their range, but efficient mitigation of threats facing migratory birds is hindered by poor knowledge about the magnitude and geographic range of threats. We used an expert assessment to prioritise which threats to mitigate in 13 countries along the eastern Mediterrane...
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The Eurasian Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus is a large Palearctic, Indohimalayan and Afrotropical Old-World vulture. The species’ range is vast, encompassing territories from the Pyrenees to the Himalayas. We reviewed and analysed a long-term data set for Griffon Vulture in the Balkans to estimate the change in its population size and range between 19...
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One approach to stabilise small and declining populations is to breed individuals in captivity and release them into the wild to reinforce existing populations while working to reduce threats. Population reinforcement programmes require long‐term commitments to be successful and can divert limited resources from other conservation measures. A rigor...
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Climate warming is driving changes in species distributions, although many species show a so-called climatic debt, where their range shifts lag behind the fast shift in temperature isoclines. Protected areas (PAs) may impact the rate of distribution changes both positively and negatively. At the cold edges of species distributions, PAs can facilita...
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The lesser kestrel is an insectivorous and migratory falcon species, frequently using communal roosts in the post-breeding period in southern Europe. Using pellet analysis from two post-breeding roosting sites in southern Albania collected in August 2017, we identified 1539 prey items belonging to approximately 58 prey species, 20 families and 7 or...
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Climate warming is driving changes in species distributions and community composition. Many species show a so-called climatic debt, where shifts in range have lagged behind faster shifts in temperature isoclines. Inside protected areas (PAs), community changes in response to climate warming can be facilitated by greater colonization rates by warm-d...
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Migratory waterbirds require an effectively conserved cohesive network of wetland areas throughout their range and life-cycle. Under rapid climate change, protected area (PA) networks need to be able to accommodate climate driven range shifts in wildlife if they are to continue to be effective in the future. Thus, we investigated geographical varia...
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Citizen science data have already been used to effectively address questions regarding migration, a fundamental stage in the life history of birds. In this study we use data from eBird and from three additional regional citizen-science databases to describe the migration routes and timing of the red-footed falcon Falco vespertinus in the Mediterran...
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In 2017, Wetlands International produced flyway population trends from the start of reliable International Waterbird Counts up to 2015, based on producing first national trends and using the available information to produce flyway trends. The results of these trend analyses inform the listing of various waterbird species on Table 1 of the African-...
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Illegal killing/taking of birds is a growing concern across the Mediterranean. However, there are few quantitative data on the species and countries involved. We assessed numbers of individual birds of each species killed/taken illegally in each Mediterranean country per year, using a diverse range of data sources and incorporating expert knowledge...
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Lakes Prespa and Lesser Prespa are shared by Albania, Macedonia and Greece. Although situated at high altitudes they host notable numbers of wintering waterbirds. This paper presents results from simultaneous counts of wintering waterbirds in 2010-2012 carried out by researchers from the three adjoining littoral countries. The results are compared...
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A survey into the presence and breeding success of the White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) was carried out in the summers of 2010 and 2011 in Vurgu field, southern Albania. Four breeding sites with four breeding pairs were recorded, three of which were successful, with between three and five fledglings raised per nest. Nests were located on worship build...
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We carried out coordinated waterbird monitoring scheme within the frame of the Interreg ANSER project during two years in several coastal wetlands of NE Italy, S Croatia and Albania. Waterbirds and some wetland-related raptor species were censused twice per month through Daylight Counts. The community structure of each study area was analysed for t...
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The Divjaka-Karavasta wetlands are coastal lagoons, included in the Ramsar list of wetlands of international importance, fulfilling no less than 6 Ramsar criteria, especially regarding total wintering water birds. The Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus population, an internationally endangered species, has been encountered in Albania since the beg...

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The international expert group for the conservation of the Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) formed in 1991. In 2008, it converted into an AEWA International Species Expert Group which main focus is the implementation of the AEWA International Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the Eurasian Spoonbill, adopted in 2008 and extended in 2018 for ten years. Eurasian spoonbill international expert group is largely based on expert cooperation network.