Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Africa Birds and Birding

In the latest issue of Africa Birds and Birding, Birdlife International 's latest evaluation of the world's birds has revealed that more species than ever are threatened with extinction. It has reported that one thousand two hundred and twenty seven species (1227) or 12%, are now classsified as globally threatened, but can be saved when conservation programmes like Birdlife Preventing Extinction Programme are put in place. Birdlife's Global Species programme, states that in Africa, widespread birds of prey are disappearing at an alarming rate, and emblemic species like the Martial Eagle Polemaetus have been uplisted as a result. For more on this article, visit the HOORC Library.

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