créditos : Sergey Yeliseev
créditos : autor não identificado
credits: Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann
Over 420 million fewer birds now reside in Europe than some 30 years ago, a new study has found. The study blames the depopulation on modern farming methods and human interference with the habitat landscape of the most common bird species.
According to the study, published in Ecology Letters, 90 percent of the drop was recorded in the most common birds, such as sparrows, grey partridges, and skylarks.
credits: Paulina Maria, Toru
“This is a warning from birds throughout Europe. It is clear that the way we are managing the environment is unsustainable for many of our most familiar species,” said Richard Gregory of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, which co-led the study.
credits: Dani Studler
Scientists analyzed data about 144 species of European birds collected in 25 countries. Researchers say the bird population plunge has a direct link with modern farming methods which ruin and fragment natural habitats. They concluded that the number dropped from over two billion birds in the early 1980s to just 1.64 billion in 2009. Read more here
Sentimo-nos muito entristecidos com esta notícias. São aves que percorriam as nossas aldeias, algumas até se cruzavam connosco nas ruas da cidade.
Será possível reverter esta situação? Quando tomaremos consciência que estamos a destruir a biodiversidade?