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Old 05-20-2009, 06:07 PM   #1
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Default More Critically Endangered Birds On IUCN Red List Than Ever

More Critically Endangered Birds On IUCN Red List Than Ever
ScienceDaily (May 14, 2009) — The latest evaluation of the world’s birds reveals that more species than ever are threatened with extinction, according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.

More Critically Endangered Birds On IUCN Red List Than Ever
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“In global terms, things continue to get worse – but there are some real conservation success stories this year to give us hope and point the way forward,” says Dr Leon Bennun, BirdLife’s Director of Science and Policy.

It’s not only rare birds that are becoming rarer; common birds are becoming less common. In eastern North America, the Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) is fast disappearing from the skies. Following continent-wide declines of nearly 30 percent in the last decade alone, this common species has been moved from Least Concern to Near Threatened.
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