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Biodiversity: Why the extinction crisis isn't as bad as you thought - New Scientist


New Scientist
You would have to be living under a rock not to have heard about the biodiversity crisis. Since about 1500, expanding human activity has condemned vast numbers of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles to an early grave. Now worries have spread to ...

Biodiversity in crisis: How close to the brink is life on Earth? - New Scientist


New Scientist
You would have to be living under a rock not to have heard about the biodiversity crisis. Since about 1500, expanding human activity has condemned vast numbers of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles to an early grave. Now worries have spread to ...

Greenbelt Land Trust hosting pair of nature walks - Corvallis Gazette Times


Corvallis Gazette Times
On Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Greenbelt naturalist Don Boucher offers a morning walk at Bald Hill Farm, featuring flora and fauna along the trails, mid-summer wildflowers, butterflies, birds and reptiles. No registration is necessary. Meeting place ...

Biodiversity expert joins Africa staff - The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (press release) (blog)


The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (press release) (blog)
Our biodiversity program includes extensive data collection on golden monkeys, which are the only other primate in gorilla habitat, as well as bamboo (a key gorilla food plant), birds, wetlands in the forest, amphibians and more. This spring, ecologist ...

Population declines of mammals and birds linked to rapid warming of climate - Phys.Org


Phys.Org
Lead-author, Fiona Spooner from UCL Centre of Biodiversity & Environment Research said and ZSL's Institute of Zoology: "The reason we think birds might be worse off in particular is due to birds breeding seasons being particularly sensitive to ...
Brinkwire (press release)

Senegal's Sinking Villages - Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com
The artificial channel has also brought about an ecological disaster beyond Senegal's coast, as salt water from the Atlantic has flooded into coastal wetlands, killing mangroves, driving away birds and affecting flora and fauna. Letting saline Atlantic ...

Bugs and Birds: New Residents of a Greener Madrid - CityLab


CityLab
The flagship project of Madrid's quest for biodiversity is centered on the Manzanares River, a modest stream that flows across the city, and that has suffered from decades of bad ideas. In the 1950s, urban planners built seven floodgates along the ...

Birds

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Birds, Birds, Birds
United States

Protects and enhances the populations and habitat of more than 800 species of birds that spend all or part of ...

All About Birds
United States

General information source about birds. Includes fun facts, bird jokes, common questions, and other resources.

Amazing World of Birds: Extinction in Birds
United States

Notes on recently extinct birds including the dodos, Hawaiian Drepanididae, Passenger Pigeon, Great Auk, and others.

A Field Guide to the Birds on the Web
United States

Links to pictures, sounds, and video of the birds of the world, systematically indexed.

NATURE: Extraordinary Birds
United States

Reveals some of the astonishing abilities that birds possess.

Birds & Blooms
United States

Features birds & Blooms, the American magazine about birds, gardens, and butterflies. Includes articles, photos, and more.

Birds Australia (BA)
Australia

We are a national organisation working for the conservation and protection of Australia's native birds and their habitats. There are ...

Göteborgs Ornitologiska Förening
Sweden

Purpose is to protect and investigate birdlife, spread knowledge about birds, and stimulate interest in wild birds. In Swedish and ...

Brief Guide to Common Birds
United States

Voices of some of the most widespread and common birds in North America.

Birds in Backyards
United States

birds in Backyards is an Australian research, education, and conservation program focusing on birds and the urban environment.

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - The Raptor Center
United States

International medical facility for birds of prey. Provides information about birds of prey, endangered/threatened birds, and related environmental issues.

Indian Birds
India

Information on birds and mammals of India. Includes articles, birding hotspots, trip report, and photogallery.

United Kingdom

Promotes conservation of birds of prey through education, captive breeding, and research.

WorldTwitch
United States

Reports about rare and newly-described birds around the world, plus discussion board and trip advice.

Urban Birds
United States

Article discussing how birds have adapted to urban foraging amid the artificial concrete and steel ecosystems of cities.

Birds Wiki
United States

Online field guide that invites readers to add to and edit.

Flight in Birds
United States

How do birds fly? An introduction to flight in birds examining wing shape, airflows, flapping flight and gliding.

South Bay Bird Society
United States

Educating the general public and members on the health, well-being, longevity, and stability of companion birds and those living in ...

Germany

Ornithologists at the Max Planck Society demonstrate that urban birds are more resistant to acute stress than forest dwelling birds. ...

Crows and Ravens: Birds of Mystery and Intrigue
United States

Focuses on the intelligence and myths surrounding these birds.

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