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Old 05-20-2009, 06:06 PM   #1
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Default Birds at risk reach record high

Birds at risk reach record high
By Mark Kinver
Science and environment reporter, BBC News

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Birds at risk reach record high
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A record number of bird species are now listed as threatened with extinction, a global assessment has revealed.
The main threats affecting bird numbers continued to be agriculture, logging and invasive species, the report said.
Some of the threats included grazing animals, which destroyed the birds' habitat, and mosquitoes that carried avian malaria.
The tendency of man's nature to good is like the tendency of water to flow downwards.
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