New review reveals worrying declines in the world’s seabirds

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The status of the world’s seabirds has deteriorated rapidly over recent decades and several species and many populations are now perilously close to extinction. These are the findings of a major new review published this week in the scientific journal Bird Conservation International.

The review—based on BirdLife International’s data and assessment for the IUCN Red List—reveals that seabirds are now more threatened than any other group of birds. Of the 346 seabird species, 97 (28%) are globally threatened and a further 10% are close to being so.

Nearly half of all seabird species are known or suspected to be experiencing population declines. The albatross family is especially imperilled with 17 of the 22 species currently threatened with extinction.

Read full article, which was written and published by Birdlife.org

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Heinz Rainer

We are continuing to destroy and we will not stop till there is no more bird, no more plant and no more air, nor water. The ongoing latest onslaught on our mother nature in Brazil, Belo Monte : http://africasiaeuro.com/wordpress/?p=1852 We appreciate all support in spreading this message.