NEW REVIEW REVEALS WORRYING DECLINES IN THE WORLD'S SEABIRDS.....
Saturday, March 10, 2012 4:20:57 PM
The status of the world's seabirds has deteriorated rapidly over recent decades and several species and many populations are now perilously close to extinction. These are the finding of a major new review published this week In rhe scientific journal "Birds conservation.
The review based on Bird data and assessment for the IUC red list reveals that seabirds are now more threatened than any other group of birds. Of the 346 seabird species,97(28%) are globally threatened and a further 10% are close to being so.
Nearly half of all seabird species are known or suspected to be experiencing population declines. The albatross family Is especially Imperilled with 17 of the 22 species currently threatened with extinction. Seabirds are a diverse group of wold wide distribution and as top predators they also provide a valuable Indicator of wider marine health . There may still be time to reverse there declines and the review Is clear on the actions that need to be taken. The sites where seabird congregate both onshore breeding most be Identified many Important birds areas most be protected...... Deep study on Breeding grounds and lets us hope that indeed we can save the species