Monday, May 19, 2008

Climate Changes Endangering Birds

Climate changes have affected one-in-eight species of birds, according to a new global study.

Droughts and other extreme weather stresses key habitats and significantly threatens over 1000 avian species. Eight were put on the Critically Endangered list this year.

The list is compiled and reviewed every four years by Birdlife International, a conservation charity. Conservationists suggested we heed recent trends toward less carbon emissions and lessening our "carbon footprint." But though climate changes have been most important, other factors are also at-play.

For the full article, click here.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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