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Killer Mice on UK Island Eating Birds to Extinction

Killer Mice on UK Island Eating Birds to Extinction

CAMBRIDGE, UK, December 12, 2008 (ENS) – The Critically Endangered Tristan Albatross has suffered its worst breeding season ever, according to research by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. The number of fledgling chicks has decreased rapidly and it is now five times lower than it should be because introduced predatory mice are…

Warmer Climate Hurting Birds New IUCN Red List Shows

Warmer Climate Hurting Birds New IUCN Red List Shows

BONN, Germany, May 20, 2008 (ENS) – One in eight of the world’s bird species are at risk of extinction, and climate change is accelerating many of the factors that puts these birds at risk, according to the newly published 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species of birds. The list was presented Monday as…