World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Many US Bird Species Threatened With Extinction


Many US Bird Species Threatened With Extinction

Two U.S. conservation groups say more than a quarter of bird species in the United States are vulnerable to extinction.

The National Audubon Society and the American Bird Conservancy issued a joint research project called 'Watchlist 2007' Wednesday, detailing which species in the continental United States and Hawaii are most threatened.

Ninety eight bird species are considered most endangered, with their small populations declining rapidly as they face major conservation threats. Another 119 species face a less serious threat, but are considered declining or rare.

The National Audubon Society's website says global warming and loss of habitat due to urban and suburban sprawl are among the reasons the survival of these birds is tenuous.

The researchers say identifying birds at the greatest risk helps focus the scope of public policies and the funding of conservation initiatives to help save the species.

ENDS

More: Latest World News | Top World News | World Digest | Archives

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>

ALSO:

Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC