Humans Behind Majority of Raptor Deaths in Ontario, Canada

Human encroachment is the leading cause of death among Ontario’s at-risk birds of prey, according to a first-ever University of Guelph study. Among deceased raptors submitted to the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative over a 23-year period, a majority of the wild...

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King Penguins May Soon Be Nothing More Than a Memory

More than 70 percent of the global King penguin population, currently forming colonies in Crozet, Kerguelen and Marion sub-Antarctic islands, may be nothing more than a memory in a matter of decades, as global warming will soon force the birds to move south, or...

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Birds and Bats Reduce Pesticide Use and Environmental Impact

A new study found that farmers around the world are turning to birds and bats for help reducing pesticide use, environmental impact and, in some cases, increasing yields. Birds and other vertebrates such as bats keep pests and other invasive species away from crops...

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New Breeding Site Found for One of World’s Rarest Birds

BirdLife International reports that one of the world’s rarest birds, the critically endangered White-winged Flufftail Sarothrura ayresi, has been confirmed to be breeding in South Africa – not only Ethiopia as previously thought – thanks to recent footage captured by...

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Piping Plover Population Hinges on Conservation Efforts

Visitors to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are often treated to tiny scurrying beachcombers – Piping Plovers. Future visitors, however, could see fewer of these celebrated shorebirds if conservation efforts are not taken to protect the Piping Plover. A...

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13 Percent of World’s Bird Species are Now Threatened

The latest IUCN Red List update finds 222 of bird species worldwide are now critically endangered What do the southern red-breasted plover, ultramarine lorikeet, and Rimatara reed warbler bird species have in common? The Revelator reports the unfortunate answer is...

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