Birds are dying by the billions, and the causes are all human activity. Negligent use of pesticides, ecological crisis, habitat destruction, pollution. One study said 48% of known bird species would be declining dramatically.
Alexander Lees at Manchester Metropolitan University explained: “Birds are a very effective group for letting us know more about the health of the Planet. We are currently dealing with endangered species, but we are not slowing the flow of species heading towards extinction.
" According to the State of the World's Birds study, published in the Annual Review of Environment and Resources, the birds most at risk of extinction are those that live in temperate zones and in richer countries.
Over the past 50 years, USA has lost 3 billion birds. The most endangered species are the large ones that take longer to reproduce, such as albatrosses, cranes and parrots.
Billions of birds are dying
Authors of the study said: "From land protection to policies that support sustainable use of resources, it all depends on the willingness of governments and society to live side by side with nature by sharing our Planet."
There are a lot of species which are at risk due to humat activities. Reptiles, like we told you some days ago, but also a lot of species, like lions, tigers, rhynos, elephants, and oceanic species. The events determining an environmental disaster can have natural causes, and in this case we speak of natural disaster, or anthropogenic causes, and have important consequences on the living beings who are victims of it, often including man and the territory in which he lives.
Natural disasters are often amplified by human activities, making the boundary between the two categories less defined. For example, the deforestation of a hilly or mountainous area can cause a low-intensity rain event to cause a devastating landslide, without human intervention being classified as a natural disaster.
Below are the most well-known environmental disasters that occurred in the world, divided by category of cause, with the date of the event and the territory concerned.