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"Catastrophe" as France's Bird Population Collapses Due to Pesticides


Environment  (tags: birds, population, collapse, decline, pesticides, insects, france )

Johan
- 116 days ago - theguardian.com
Dozens of species have seen their numbers decline, in some cases by two-thirds, because insects they feed on have disappeared.



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Kathleen M (211)
Wednesday March 21, 2018, 11:04 am
Sadly S&N. Thx Johan.
 

Sue H (7)
Wednesday March 21, 2018, 11:34 am
Grim and Unacceptable. :(
 

John W (0)
Wednesday March 21, 2018, 11:41 am
Noted
 

Freya H (358)
Wednesday March 21, 2018, 11:56 am
Rachel Carson was right.
 

David C (128)
Wednesday March 21, 2018, 2:28 pm
thanks, very sad
 

John Gregoire (291)
Thursday March 22, 2018, 3:53 am
Excellent. In 31 years of observation and banding at our site in North America we have seen the extirpation of many hedgerow and field species concomitant with the growth of factory dairy farming.
 

Melania P (122)
Thursday March 22, 2018, 10:32 am
What a mess we are creating! Bad news every day :-(
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Ruth R (246)
Thursday March 22, 2018, 10:05 pm
From the article:
'Figures from the national survey – which relies on a network of hundreds of volunteer ornithologists – indicate the die-off gathered pace in 2016 and 2017.
Drivers of the drop in bird populations extend beyond the depletion of their main food source, the scientists said.
Shrinking woodlands, the absence of the once common practice of letting fields lie fallow and especially rapidly expanding expanses of mono-crops have each played a role.
“If the situation is not yet irreversible, all the actors in the agriculture sector must work together to change their practices,” Fontaine said.'

1.) This states that there are a number things that can be done. One may be to stop using the pesticides, herbicides, and chemicals completely. Grow organic and/or at home.

2.) The ground is to lay fallow -- rest --for a while and then on every seventh year. Six years work the ground in the way intended to bring goodness to the ground and provide the foods. The seventh year the earth is to rest.
3.) Companion planting -- with plants that do well growing next to or near one another, for example, the onions may grow near the carrots. The potatoes do not grow near any other plants. Mixing the meadows and fields with plants the grow well side by side.



 
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