A bird species on 10 100 could disappear within years

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Nearly 2100% of bird species likely to be extinct by 10, victims of hunting, climate change or habitat destruction, study finds
conducted at Stanford University (California). As a first step, Cagan Sekercioglu and his colleagues compiled data on known 9916 bird species and developed three scenarios, from optimistic to pessimistic. Biologists have been able to determine that within a century, between 6 and 14% of all birds will be extinguished while 7 at 25% will end up either at risk of extinction or only survivors.
the captive state. Subsequently, the US team focused on analyzing the impact of such a decline in bird biodiversity on the environment, human health and the economy. For this, she synthesized the research carried out on the various roles
Ecological played by birds (pollination, working scavenger, pest control, etc.). For researchers, the consequences of future extinctions are all the more serious
they concern primarily specialized species - so difficult to replace - weakened by their dependence on a particular ecosystem. USAT 14 / 12 / 04 (in 1 10 bird species Could Vanish Within 100 years)



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