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The next pandemic? It’s already here for Earth’s wildlife

  2024-03-11 by in The Conversation

Bird flu is decimating species already threatened by climate change and habitat loss.

  Tagged under: Disease | Birds

Just 131 shoots & game farms rear and release 6.2million pheasants

  2024-03-05 in

Image: a pheasant rearing farm in Buckinghamshire. This post is by Guy Shrubsole; big thanks to Lewis Winks for GIS mapping skills. New official data that I've obtained via a Freedom of Information request shows that just 131 shoots and game farms are responsible for rearing and releasing a staggering 6.2 million pheasants in England.…

  Tagged under: UK | Birds | Agriculture

Seal pup die-off from avian flu in Argentina looks 'apocalyptic'

  2024-01-17 by in Popular Science

The highly contagious strain of bird flu is not spreading among humans, but it may in the future.

  Tagged under: Argentina | Disease | Birds

African vultures declining at a critical rate | University of St Andrews news

  2024-01-07 (or before) in University of St Andrews News

  Tagged under: Africa | Birds

Birds of prey in Africa experiencing population collapse, study finds

  2024-01-04 in The Guardian

Several species have vanished across swathes of the continent – and scientists say their disappearance holds unknown risks for humans

  Tagged under: Collapse | Birds | Africa | Wildlife

Accelerating declines of North America’s shorebirds signal the need for urgent conservation action

  2023-05-19 (or before) in Oxford Academic

Abstract. Shorebirds are declining to a greater extent than many other avian taxa around the world. In North America, shorebirds, along with aerial insectivores

  Tagged under: Birds | Insects

Plants at risk of extinction as climate crisis disrupts animal migration

  2022-01-13 in The Guardian

Heating and habitat loss drive birds and mammals to cooler areas where plants can not follow, study shows

  Tagged under: Birds

With Temperatures Rising, Can Animals Survive the Heat Stress?

  2021-06-28 (or before) in Yale E360

A growing number of studies show that warming temperatures are increasing mortality in creatures ranging from birds in the Mojave Desert, to mammals in Australia, to bumblebees in North America. Researchers warn that heat stress could become a major factor in future extinctions.

  Tagged under: Birds

Pioneering rewilding project faces ‘catastrophe’ from plan for new houses

  2021-03-21 in The Guardian

Storks, butterflies and turtle doves could all suffer at the Knepp estate in West Sussex

  Tagged under: Birds | Housing | Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Rewilding

Vast majority of Europe's key habitats in poor or bad condition – report

  2020-10-19 in The Guardian

State of Nature in the EU survey finds only a quarter of species have good conservation status

  Tagged under: Farming | Birds | Fish | Wildlife | Trees

Trump administration moves forward with plan to end wild bird protections

  2020-06-05 in PBS - Public Broadcasting Service

The Trump administration is moving forward with plans to scale back a century-old law protecting most American wild birds despite warnings that billions of birds could die.

  Tagged under: Birds | Donald Trump

Huge ‘hot blob’ in Pacific Ocean killed nearly a million seabirds

  2020-01-16 by Kenya Evelyn in The Guardian

Study finds common murres probably died of starvation after thousands of bodies washed up on North America’s Pacific coast

  Tagged under: Oceans | Birds | Pacific Ocean | Wildlife

Slaughter of the songbirds: the fight against France's 'barbaric' glue traps

  2019-11-30 in The Guardian

French hunters claim ‘tradition’ justifies their exemption from EU rules. But with many species endangered, there is growing pressure for a ban

  Tagged under: Birds | France | Wildlife

Populations of UK’s most important wildlife have plummeted since 1970

  2019-10-03 by Damian Carrington in The Guardian

Quarter of mammals and nearly half of birds assessed are at risk of extinction, says State of Nature report

  Tagged under: Oceans | Farming | Agriculture | Extinction | Biodiversity Loss | Wildlife | Birds

Farne Islands seabirds in danger as heavy rain kills chicks

  2019-06-27 in The Guardian

National Trust says species decline apparent as climate crisis brings more frequent destructive storms in summer

  Tagged under: Birds | Wildlife

Climate crisis may be a factor in tufted puffins die-off, study says

  2019-05-29 in The Guardian

Researchers believe 3,150 to 8,500 birds starved in Bering Sea due to loss of prey species

  Tagged under: Birds | Wildlife

UK will miss almost all its 2020 nature targets, says official report

  2019-03-22 in The Guardian

Failure to protect wildlife, cut pollution and increase funding have left nature in ‘deep crisis’

  Tagged under: Birds | Wildlife

RSPB boss: Britain has one last chance to save endangered species

  2018-08-18 in The Guardian

RSPB boss warns of a devastating loss of wildlife if three new parliamentary bills do not rein in UK farming practices

  Tagged under: Farming | Birds | Wildlife

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