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13% of World's Birds Now Face Possible Extinction


Animals  (tags: extinction, birds, nature, threatened, birds, endangered, world, world, usa, safety, wildlife, conservation, endangered, environment )

Dianne Ly
- 675 days ago - examiner.com
Thirteen percent of all the bird species (1,331 out of 10,064) are now at risk for extinction according to Birdlife International. That's up from the 1,253.



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Sue H. (7)
Friday June 8, 2012, 8:34 am
:(...
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (710)
Friday June 8, 2012, 8:37 am
According to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection there are currently 17 species of birds now considered to be endangered (or threatened) here in Connecticut. These include: the Peregrine Falcon, American Bittern, Pied-Billed Grebe, Barn Owl, Red-headed Woodpecker, Black Rail, Common Moorhen, Roseate Tern, Sedge Wren, Grasshopper Sparrow, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Upland Sandpiper, King Rail, Long-eared Owl, Vesper Sparrow, Northern Harrier, and Yellow-breasted Chat. For a related article please see http://www.examiner.com/article/7-falcon-chicks-hatch-on-new-york-city-b...
 

Jason S. (57)
Friday June 8, 2012, 10:51 am
not good
 

Danuta Watola (1159)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 2:08 am
noted
 

Kay M. (363)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 9:19 am
sadly noted.
 

Liliana D. (124)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 12:53 am
the times we are living are very sad
thanks for the post Dianne Lynn
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 7:45 am
protect life, prosecute those that seek to destroy our shared home and our fellow beings
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love
 

Bob P. (416)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 8:32 am
thanks for the info
 

Sameer Tendulkar (26)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 8:51 am
Very sad.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 9:06 am
This is very sad news, We all face extinction if the human race and all its horrors is not soon controlled, knowing what I do about the selfish human they will leave it until every thing else is killed and they face real danger themselves before they will do some thing about it.
 

paul m. (93)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 9:18 am

Too many buildings....in Ireland ,,,,haven't seen as many Sparrows as usual in the past few years,,,
 

Joe R. (195)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 9:38 am
Read with great sadness. Humans have to control their population growth now!
 

Dany Strakova (117)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 9:53 am
horrible and sad! :(
 

Veronique L. (213)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 10:16 am
So so sad....
 

Valentina R. (4)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 10:50 am
Awful! I am truly shocked. Noted.
 

Marguerite White (10)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 1:42 pm
This is such a terrible time for all creatures,to think we mayb e the only ones priveleged to see such beautiful secies,because the way some humans are destroying habitats and murdering different creatures for some barbaric reasons.. Our grandchildrens children may not be lucky to see these wonderful creatures,unless something miraculous happens and the ones who are destroying have a conscience and help with trying to right the wrongs...Hope this will happen,if there is such a divine being God please listen to our prayers..
 

kye j. (41)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 3:52 pm
The disgusting fact is that most humans don't care ess about animals becoming extinct.This is horrible
 

Gloria picchetti (279)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 4:19 pm
It's very sad but the only things that are not exinct are the wealthy. But they will survive to be killed by global warming that they don't believe in.
 

Janet R. (34)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 4:25 pm
Grim news but thanks for sharing.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 4:33 pm
What a shame.
 

Valerie W. (52)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 5:37 pm
Read & noted. Very sad situation for birds, rainforests, all wildlife, &, sadly but ultimately, for we humans as well. The way we are disregarding our environment, & how very delicate it actually is, is very foolish with future tragic consequences! One thing affects the next, everything in life is connected, if we destroy one it will have a domino effect, until there is no turning back. I hope & pray this doesn't happen in my lifetime, or most importantly, my daughters. I want her to grow up & live in a beautiful, safe world, not a barren wasteland! If we destroy the plants, we kill the animals in the air, waters & the land, then we will no longer be able to survive. We must stop taking everything for granted, or it will all slip away. And, everything we have in nature, we are only borrowing from the future, it doesn't belong to us to destroy, but to pass it on to the next generation. Birds & other animals are to be "listened to, & watched carefully", they are our warning system, but we need to pay attention, & try to at least slow this global warming & stop polluting everything.
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 6:39 pm
noted... shame on human
 

Linda P. (0)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 7:24 pm
So sad. Humans need to do a better job of caring for the animals we share this earth with, before it is to late.
 

Ruth S. (404)
Monday June 11, 2012, 6:19 am
To many humans not caring for anything or anyone but themselves!
 

John S. (294)
Monday June 11, 2012, 6:46 am
Sadly noted.
 

Dianne D. (453)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 7:52 pm
"If all the beasts were gone, man would die from loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beast, happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons of earth." Chief Seattle
 
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