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One eighth of the world's bird species threatened with extinction

2022-09-28T18:05:29.035Z

A summary report paints a worrying picture of the health of bird populations around the world. Exactly one hundred years after having begun to document the state of health of bird populations in the world, BirdLife International draws up a sad assessment of the situation on Wednesday. The summary report that the association publishes every four years recalls that one out of eight bird species is threatened with extinction (i.e. more than 1,400) and that despite tremendous conservation effor



Exactly one hundred years after having begun to document the state of health of bird populations in the world, BirdLife International draws up a sad assessment of the situation on Wednesday.

The summary report that the association publishes every four years recalls that one out of eight bird species is threatened with extinction (i.e. more than 1,400) and that despite tremendous conservation efforts, the general trend is to degradation.

“The majority of species that are not yet threatened are in decline, and have greatly reduced populations

,” the document states.

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In this category, once common and widespread birds, such as the swift or the barn owl, are not yet formally considered endangered on a global scale, but the fall in their numbers risks causing ecological imbalances.

Furthermore, only 38% of the species are stable and 6% are improving.

The association also notes that nearly half of the sites identified as particularly…

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Source: lefigaro

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