Latest topics
» #QANON Q - Q&A with Q, Rudy joins Trump, 911, FED, Pelosi @potus
Today at 4:33 am by LadyDragon

» HAPPY 420!!
Yesterday at 11:45 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Bloodlines and disorders
Yesterday at 11:26 pm by MartyM

» POOFness for APR 19: TOUGH WEEK TO BE A BEGGING LYING PANHANDLER YAY!!!!
Yesterday at 9:34 pm by robert18

» Black Star Update April 19 2018
Yesterday at 7:20 pm by PurpleSkyz

» The Goldwater Report HR 5404 Episode I Addictions 19 April 2018 (TCP)CHICAGO
Yesterday at 6:48 pm by PurpleSkyz

» 'Banksy' art depicting civil guards kissing appears in Franco's hometown
Yesterday at 6:47 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Eyes wide Open ~ Extension - Part 3 - Do you Really want to know What IT is? Get Out! Solve et Coagula
Yesterday at 5:21 pm by PurpleSkyz

» The Barbara Bush Death - Mega Ritual Observation
Yesterday at 4:23 pm by PurpleSkyz

» GASSED SPIES, BOMBED SYRIA, AND A FEW “PROBLEMS”…
Yesterday at 2:42 pm by PurpleSkyz

» The Great Barrier Reef Has Been Forever Damaged Due to Massive Coral Deaths, Study Shows
Yesterday at 2:35 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Depopulation Already Unleashed
Yesterday at 1:19 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Explains The Real Reason The West Is Trying To Destabilize Syria
Yesterday at 1:17 pm by PurpleSkyz

» UFO News ~ UFO burst into fire over the Mexico city plus MORE
Yesterday at 9:30 am by PurpleSkyz

» Alan Watts ~ Transcending The Ego Illusion
Yesterday at 9:27 am by PurpleSkyz

» A crazy cool video of a blood red sky over Santos, Brazil
Yesterday at 9:25 am by PurpleSkyz

» Kp Message 4-18-18… “‘The Light Workers’… Why WE are here, right now”
Yesterday at 9:15 am by PurpleSkyz

» The Earth Grid: Are Ancient Monuments The Result Of A Global Consciousness?
Yesterday at 9:13 am by PurpleSkyz

» Temporary Eternal Control
Yesterday at 9:11 am by PurpleSkyz

» FULL Benjamin Fulford 4-16-18
Yesterday at 8:54 am by PurpleSkyz

» New crack in Kenya, new fault line in Naivasha, Kenya splits in two
Yesterday at 8:52 am by PurpleSkyz

» Graham Hancock Unearthing the World's Greatest Missing Ancient Treasures
Yesterday at 8:48 am by PurpleSkyz

» Mystery Object on the slope of a hill in Antarctica
Yesterday at 8:45 am by PurpleSkyz

» NIBIRU News ~ Steve at WSO Black Star Interview plus MORE
Yesterday at 8:37 am by PurpleSkyz

» LATEST NEWS WITH KERRY CASSIDY
Yesterday at 8:23 am by PurpleSkyz

» Office of PROOFness - Zap/Jerzy "Damage Control"
Yesterday at 8:15 am by ANENRO

» Phase I To Destroy The Dollar Might Have Been Launched Today
Yesterday at 8:15 am by ANENRO

» POOFness for APR 18: MIDWEEK BY ZAP the Lying Internet Panhandler
Yesterday at 8:13 am by ANENRO

» #QANON Q -187- SouthWest Plane-Explosive theft, F18 pilot all in PHIL @potus
Yesterday at 5:26 am by LadyDragon


You are not connected. Please login or register

Out Of Mind » THE INSANITY OF REALITY » POISON PLANET » 1.5 billion birds missing from North American skies, ‘alarming’ report finds

1.5 billion birds missing from North American skies, ‘alarming’ report finds

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin
September 18, 2016 
1.5 billion birds missing from North American skies, ‘alarming’ report finds


North American skies have grown quieter over the last decades by the absent songs of 1.5 billion birds, says the latest summary of bird populations.
The survey by dozens of government, university and environmental agencies across North America has also listed 86 species of birds — including once-common and much-loved songbirds such as the evening grosbeak and Canada warbler — that are threatened by plummeting populations, habitat destruction and climate change.
“The information on urgency is quite alarming,” said Partners In Flight co-author Judith Kennedy of Environment Canada. “We’re really getting down to the dregs of some of these populations.”
The report is the most complete survey of land bird numbers to date and attempts to assess the health of populations on a continental basis. It concludes that, while there are still a lot of birds in the sky, there aren’t anywhere near as many as there used to be.
Evening grosbeaks are down 92 per cent since 1970. Snowy owls have lost 64 per cent of their numbers. The Canada warbler has lost 63 per cent of it population.
Tally it all up and there should be another 1.5 billion birds perching in backyards and flying around in forests than there are, says the report.
Nor are the declines stopping. Among those 86 species, 22 have already lost at least half of their population since 1970 and are projected to lose another 50 per cent of their numbers within the next 40 years.
For at least six species, this “half-life” window is fewer than 20 years.
The culprits are familiar.
Agriculture disturbs habitat of grassland birds and introduces pesticides into the landscape. Logging fragments the intact forests birds use as refuelling stations as they migrate. Domestic cats are thought to kill more than two billion birds a year.
“It’s the death of a thousand cuts,” said Kennedy.
At stake is much more than the pleasure of a little back-window bird song.
The report says birds are crucial indicators of overall ecosystem health. Healthy forests and prairies need healthy bird populations, said Kennedy.
“(They) only function because of that abundance.”
As well, birds — like bees — pollinate plants. And birds eat bugs. Lots of bugs.
“We would be bitten by a lot more mosquitoes (with fewer birds).”
There are still up to five billion birds that leave Canada every winter. But Kennedy said the time to start thinking about their future is now, before some species start to decrease.
“It’s too late for us to worry when we’re down to the last few hundred.”
The Partners In Flight report reinforces messages from several previous, related studies.
Earlier this year, the North American Bird Conservation Initiative found one-third of all North American bird species need quick help to stop them from disappearing, with more than half of all seabird species on the road to extinction without conservation action.
A 2014 study by the Audubon Society found climate change could cost 126 species more than half their current range by 2050.
A McGill University study in 2015 concluded more than 70 per cent of global forests are within a kilometre of a road, field, town or other human disturbance — easily close enough to degrade forest habitat.

As the Birds Go, We Go


Thanks to: https://tabublog.com



  

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum