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State of the World's Birds Report indicates a planet in peril

State of the World's Birds Report indicates a planet in peril | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

 

BREATHTAKING IN-FLIGHT BIRDS PHOTOGRAPHY http://abduzeedo.com/breathtaking-flight-birds-photography

 

June 20, 2013 BirdLife International

Declines in birds across the globe are providing evidence of a rapid deterioration in the global environment that is affecting all life on earth – including people. However, birds also tell us that saving the planet comes at a relatively small price – an investment that’s vital to secure our own future.

These are some of the messages in a new report State of the world’s birds: indicators for our changing world by the world’s largest Partnership of conservation organisations...

“Birds provide an accurate and easy to read environmental barometer that allows us to see clearly the pressures our current way of life are putting on the world’s biodiversity”, said Dr Leon Bennun, BirdLife’s Director of Science, Information and Policy.... http://www.birdlife.org/community/2013/06/birds-indicate-a-planet-in-peril-but-investing-in-conservation-makes-economic-sense/

 

June 26, 2013 Toronto Star
CANADIAN GOVERNMENTS MUST STOP LETTING BIRDS DOWN: : Editorial

A new report says some domestic bird populations have declined by 80 to 90 per cent over the past 20 years. The federal and Ontario governments seem unwilling to help. http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2013/06/24/canadian_governments_must_stop_letting_birds_down_editorial.html

 

 

WATCH:

Video: "SAVING SONGBIRDS" - Full Episode 56:54 Watch NHPTV Special Productions Online http://video.nhptv.org/video/2148904255/

 

June 3, 2013 Science Daily
NO EARLY BIRDS GETTING THE WORMS: SONGBIRDS RISK MISSING PEAK FOOD SUPPLY DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130603135525.htm

 

 

May 10, 2013 BBC News -

CLIMATE CHANGE SHIFTS MIGRATING BIRDS' WINTERING GROUNDS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22484907

 

May 13, 2013 Mongabay
CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0513-hance-climate-habitat.html

 

January 31, 2013 Yale Environment 360
MERCURY'S SILENT TOLL ON WORLD'S BIRDS AND WILDLIFE http://e360.yale.edu/feature/mercurys_silent_toll_on_the_worlds_wildlife/2617/

 

June 25, 2013 Environmental News Network
THE LEAD POISONING IN OUR SONG BIRDS http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/46142

 

 

A GREAT WEBSITE;

LISTENING EARTH - Soundscapes of a Living Planet http://www.listeningearth.com/LE/index.php

 

June 21, 2013 Living on Earth:
CALL OF THE WILD: BIRDNOTE  © Willow Ptarmigan. A bird whose voice is more likely to give you a fit of the giggles http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00025&segmentID=5

 

January 5, 2012 Grist
THE BIRDS AND THE WEEDS: A FARM CONSERVATION LOVE STORY http://grist.org/sustainable-farming/2012-01-05-the-birds-and-the-weeds-a-farm-conservation-love-story/

 

June 20, 2013 BBC Nature -
BIRDS 'SHOW VALUE OF CONSERVATION INVESTMENTS' http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/22940947

 

 

THE LEBANON  BIRD MASSACRE - UNFETTERED HUNTING TAKES TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MIGRATING BIRDS - EVERY YEAR http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3452407352/the-lebanon-bird-massacre-unfettered-hunting-a-disgrace

 

May 11, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife
WILD BIRD SEED COATED WITH NEONICOTINOIDS IS DEADLY TO SONGBIRDS AND WILDLIFE  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free

 

UK DAWN CHORUS IS DYING OUT AS BIRD NUMBERS DECREASE AT AN ALARMING RATE

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/397195/The-dawn-chorus-is-dying-out-as-bird-numbers-decrease

 

June 14, 2010 United Nations News Centre -
FAILURE TO PROTECT WETLANDS PUTS MIGRATORY WATERBIRDS AT RISK http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=35017&Cr=biodiversity&Cr1=#.UcQHv-swOic

 

November 23, 2012 Care 2

44 MILLION BRITISH BIRDS LOST SINCE 1968 To put that number in perspective, that’s about a fifth of the total population of Britain’s birds, or a fall of one nesting pair per minute

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/44-million-british-birds-lost-since-1966.

 

October 21, 2012 The Sunday Times

A LICENSE TO KILL BRITAIN'S SONGBIRDS: Hunters and pest controllers have been granted “licences to kill” thousands of birds, including robins, wrens, song-thrushes, skylarks and even house sparrows. http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Environment/article1153428

 

March 18, 2012 The Guardian Environment
SEABIRD SPECIES FACE EXTINCTION AS INVADERS STORM EMPIRES LAST OUTCROPS, WARNS UK RSPB http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/mar/18/seabirds-british-overseas-territories-extinction?CMP=twt_gu&nbsp

 

February 20, 2013 Guardian Environment
BID TO SOLVE MYSTERY OF 50,000 RED-BREASTED GEESE LOST IN MIGRATION http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/20/red-breasted-geese-lost-migration ;

 

January 23, 2012 Terra Daily

HAWAIIAN FOREST BIRDS IN UNPRECEDENTED TROUBLOE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Native_forest_birds_in_unprecedented_trouble_999.html

 

 WHAT HAPPENS WHEN BIRDS DISAPPEAR? GUAM IS ENTIRELY INFESTED WITH SPIDERS http://grist.org/list/guam-is-entirely-infested-with-spiders-and-its-all-the-fault-of-invasive-snakes/

 

 

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**** POISONING PARADISE - ECOCIDE NEW ZEALAND http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/festival/play/7123/Poisoning-Paradise---Ecocide-New-Zealand/Vkd0Rk9WQlJQVDA9K0k=

 

 

November 16, 2012 Terra Daily

EXHAUSTIVE FAMILY TREE FOR BIRDS SHOWS RAPID DIVERSIFICATION http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Exhaustive_family_tree_for_birds_shows_recent_rapid_diversification_999.html

 

October 5, 2012 The Hindu
THE LONG-TERM ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS VERY LIKELY TO HAVE IMPACTS ON HIGHER-LEVEL SPECIES SUCH AS BIRDS  http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/longterm-impacts-of-genetically-modified-organisms-need-close-study/article3965818.ece

 

 

February 29, 2013 Smithsonian

BIRDS NEED INSECTS TOO: COULD RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS?  http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/02/could-disappearing-wild-insects-trigger-a-global-crop-crisis/

 

BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY

The mass clearing of trees for farmland disturbs the ecosystem of the rainforest by decimating rare and exotic flora and fauna. With the planting of a single crop plantation, the natural biodiversity of the rainforest is lost. The mono-crop culture that has long-plagued environmentalists in the west displaces or destroys most of the species in a single sitting, as they are unable to adapt to living within vast acres of a single crop. The environment, habitats and species that are destroyed have lived together since the dawn of the rainforest, and the damage caused by palm oil farming is irreversible http://sco.lt/9AeHbN

 

PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OFF AMERICA'S BIRDS  http://sco.lt/6B7NZ3

 

GMO CROPS USE LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES TO DESTROY ECOSYSTEMS;

+++++PESTICIDE/INSECTICIDE REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/8NIKcT

 

NOT JUST THE BEES: BAYER'S PESTICIDE MAY HARM BIRDS TOO http://sco.lt/8zDFvF

 

MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGERS 59%.  NOW AT LOWEST LEVELS EVER http://sco.lt/5WgK8n

 

 

WATCH:

Lovely Video

**** TOUR CANADA'S BOREAL FOREST - THE LARGEST INTACT FOREST ECOSYSTEM ON THE PLANET  http://sco.lt/63qBIv

 

 

June 18, 2013 Guardian Environment
TOP TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR GARDEN WILDLIFE FRIENDLY http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jun/20/top-tips-garden-wildlife-friendly

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

Here are many links all in one place so you can start looking over the bird situation from one site. I think we all love birds when they don't leave us too many "presents" in the wrong places or wake us up too early. I certainly will lovingly accept unwanted presents if the price is to loose my feathered friends.

 

I personally share my yard and often my porch or deck with a peacock that decided to live at my house.  I clean-up a bit after him and he loudy lets me know when someone strange is in the yard.....And then we just walk, fly, sit and stand around watching each other do things.

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                       Ecosystems fail when loss of biodiversity !

Jamie Gibson's curator insight, June 30, 2013 8:10 AM

The story is quite short but there are lots of good links...

pdjmoo's curator insight, September 15, 2014 1:47 AM

                         

 

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                            WATCH FAB FILM

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES @pdjmoo

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

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▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

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"It is, I promise, worse than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today. And yet the swelling seas — and the cities they will drown — have so dominated the picture of global warming, and so overwhelmed our capacity for climate panic, that they have occluded our perception of other threats, many much closer at hand. Rising oceans are bad, in fact very bad; but fleeing the coastline will not be enough.

 

"Indeed, absent a significant adjustment to how billions of humans conduct their lives, parts of the Earth will likely become close to uninhabitable, and other parts horrifically inhospitable, as soon as the end of this century."

 

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A most alarming alarmist's view of the (very near) future's climatological environmental catastrophe. Truth? Exaggeration?

A must read piece.

 

 


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