OVERVIEW State of the World's Birds
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BirdlifeIn 2002, the world's governments took an unprecedented step, committing themselves to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010. What can birds tell us about our current chances of achieving this ambitious but vital goal? The messages are mixed. We know much more about the state of biodiversity. And the world has become more aware of the environmental challenges that we face, particularly in the light of climate change. Despite this, our data show that the state of the world's biodiversity, as reflected by its 9,856 living bird species, continues to get worse. Moreover, while governments have made verbal commitments to conserving biodiversity, the resources available for this fall far short of what is needed. It's time to listen properly to what the birds are telling us, and start making changes that are positive and significant.

See more: http://www.biodiversityinfo.org/sowb/default.php?r=sowbhome


 
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