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Climate Change Will Require Enhanced Protection For Birds
2013-02-06 05:23:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many bird species are likely to suffer from future climate change, a new study led by Durham University and BirdLife International reveals. These species will require enhanced protection for important sites, and better management of the wider countryside. In extreme cases, they may need to be physically moved to areas that are climatically suitable to help them survive. Stronger protection and effective management of the networks of...

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2009-05-14 08:20:00

An Ethiopian lark, a Galapagos finch and a newly discovered Colombian hummingbird have been placed on the world's most endangered species list, an environmental group announced on Thursday. The International Union for Conservation of Nature stated that the Sidamo lark might be Africa's first bird extinction as the Ethiopian savanna is damaged by farmland and overgrazing. "This is a species that is absolutely on the edge," stated spokesman Martin Fowlie for the British group BirdLife...

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2008-09-22 15:25:00

Populations of common birds are declining worldwide, and the effort to halt the loss of biodiversity by 2010 is likely to fail due to reluctance to commit to what are often trivial sums in terms of national budgets, according to conservation group BirdLife International on Monday. BirdLife launched a new publication and Web site called "State of the World's Birds" on Monday at the group's world conference in Buenos Aires to highlight the fast rate of biodiversity loss. Despite the growth in...

2008-09-22 00:00:17

HUNDREDS of bird species are facing extinction around the world, conservationists warned yesterday. Once-common UK birds such as the cuckoo, turtle dove and nightingale are among those identified by Birdlife International as suffering dangerously large falls in numbers. However, species are at risk on every continent due to loss of habitat, pollution, intensive farming and fishing and the effects of climate change. Birdlife said 153 species of bird had become extinct in the last 500...

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2007-08-13 15:20:00

The biggest and most wide-ranging bird conservation programme the world has ever seen will be launched next week with the aim of saving every one of the planet's critically endangered species from extinction. The task is urgent. There are now no fewer than 189 birds in this most precipitous category - 51 more than there were just seven years ago. Scientists say that if no action is taken then all of them could be gone within the next 10 years; 15 are already classified as "possibly extinct"....

2006-07-24 09:14:48

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have tagged three northern bald ibis, among the last survivors of a species of Middle Eastern bird once so revered that it had its own ancient Egyptian hieroglyph, in an effort to save them from extinction. Only 13 of the birds remain in Syria, Britain's Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the conservation agency BirdLife International said in a news release. The birds, with their distinctive black Mohican-style plumage and long,...

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2005-12-23 00:40:00

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Talk about a working mother. A Christmas Island frigate bird named Lydia recently made a nonstop journey of just over 26 days and covering nearly 2,500 miles - across Indonesian volcanoes and some of Asia's busiest shipping lanes - in search of food for her baby. The trip, tracked with a global positioning device by scientists at Christmas Island National Park, is by far the longest known nonstop journey by one of these critically endangered seabirds. Previously, the...

2005-08-12 11:23:57

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Scientists beware: Don't count your extinct bird species because one of them may hatch. Several supposedly extinct birds have recently been "rediscovered," raising hopes that others not seen for ages may still be taking to the skies. "The real message of rediscoveries is that we didn't look hard enough in the first place," said Nigel Collar of UK-based conservation group BirdLife International. "We think we've explored the planet when we...

2005-08-09 20:05:00

JOHANNESBURG -- Scientists beware: don't count your extinct bird species because one of them may hatch. Several supposedly extinct birds have recently been "rediscovered," raising hopes that others not seen for ages may still be taking to the skies. "The real message of rediscoveries is that we didn't look hard enough in the first place," said Nigel Collar of UK-based conservation group BirdLife International. "We think we've explored the planet when we haven't. We have this assumption that...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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