Avian Influenza update

Avian Influenza update

10 Jan 2017

Wigeon By Jill Pakenham

This news article is about avian influenza in 2017. For information about the outbreak which began in 2021/2022 please visit our avian influenza page.

With a growing number of cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Britain & Ireland this winter, ringing can provide important contextual information concerning the movements of wild birds.

However, ringing activities need to be carried out responsibly and precautionary ringing suspensions are introduced where official Surveillance Zones are declared around outbreaks.

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