Jan
24
2007

Bye bye shorebirds?

Waterbirds worldwide are in decline.: Long-billed curlew. Photo US Fish & Wildlife Service
Waterbirds worldwide are in decline.: Long-billed curlew. Photo US Fish & Wildlife Service

Scientists report that over 40% of the world’s waterbirds are declining in population. The problem is most severe in Asia, though all continents are suffering losses.

The problem is habitat. Some of the richest ecosystems are “edge habitats,” where one type of environment meets another – like, where the sea meets the shore. However, a whopping 2/3rds of the world’s human population lives near the sea shore. As our population grows, more of this habitat is developed for human use, leaving less for birds and other wildlife.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

We need to put a stop to this!!!

posted on Thu, 01/25/2007 - 11:23am
=D's picture
=D says:

i agree!

posted on Mon, 04/30/2007 - 2:15pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i third it!

posted on Sat, 05/05/2007 - 2:48pm
<3 Animals's picture
<3 Animals says:

me 2!!!

posted on Sat, 05/12/2007 - 1:45pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think it is crazy that out planets animals are haveing to live with such harsh enviroments something needs to be done and soon

posted on Wed, 05/09/2007 - 1:14pm
The Peace Maker's picture
The Peace Maker says:

I think racism Is a BIG problem. I think that people Should be more nice to each other. People think that just because you are colored. It really doesnt matter cause god created us equally. If you have the Guts to call someone "Black"or "White" you should be put in jail.

May peace be with you,

The peace maker

posted on Thu, 04/26/2007 - 10:44am
Megan.o.'s picture
Megan.o. says:

racisem is a bigggggggg problem!!!!!!!! there is no point of discluding people that dont look the same as you!!!!!!!!!!! We should all just act like we all look acactley the same!!!!!! we should all NEVER someone just because there skin is a different color!!!!!!!!!

posted on Thu, 04/26/2007 - 6:01pm
NIck me's picture
NIck me says:

Birds should live.

posted on Thu, 04/26/2007 - 4:36pm
bkob's picture
bkob says:

awww thats so sad!

posted on Thu, 04/26/2007 - 5:56pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I wish that there would be a stop to this. We, all life on earth share this world and we should be able to give these animals their space as we've taken from them. Sharing is caring!

posted on Thu, 04/26/2007 - 6:09pm
Motoko Misono's picture
Motoko Misono says:

I also wish that there would be a end to this. Everything on earth lives on earth, so how would we feel if we had our homes taken from us? We need to stop taking our animals homes to make room for ours.

posted on Fri, 04/27/2007 - 3:50pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

ya, i agree with all of y'all

posted on Thu, 05/10/2007 - 11:58am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

that is so wrong

posted on Thu, 05/10/2007 - 1:16pm
&lt;3 Animals's picture
<3 Animals says:

that poor poor bird!

posted on Sat, 05/12/2007 - 1:38pm
&lt;3 Animals's picture
<3 Animals says:

): this is so sad!

posted on Sat, 05/12/2007 - 1:49pm
jewel's picture
jewel says:

why would they do such of things like that,that is so sad

posted on Sun, 05/13/2007 - 11:58am

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