The journey of migratory animals, which travel thousands of kilometers across deserts, rivers or oceans to feed and reproduce, is increasingly perilous.
According to a new report made public on February 12 by the Convention on Migratory Wild Species (CMS), their conservation status is continually deteriorating.
Half of the species listed by this international treaty are in decline, while one in five is threatened with extinction.
Birds of course, but also fish, sea turtles, antelopes, bats, elephants, monarch butterflies and eels.
Migratory species depend on a variety of specific habitats at different times of their life cycle
Amy Fraenkel, CMS Executive Secretary
Many migrate every year, but some only undertake their fascinating journey once in their lifetime.
Migratory species depend on a variety of specific habitats at different times of their life cycle.
They face enormous challenges throughout their journey, but also once they arrive at their destination ,
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