Nearly 100 bird species face risk of extinction in the Amazon

The Hoary-throated Spinetail is predicted to lose more than 80% of its habitat in the Amazon, according to the latest survey of the world’s birds. Photograph: IUCN

Deforestation in the Amazon is threatening the existence of nearly 100 bird species, The Guardian reports.

The findings are the conclusions of BirdLife International, a global bird conservation organization.

The story reports that duck populations are disappearing in northern Europe and vulture populations are under attack in Africa. The species are on BirdLife International’s  Red List of threatened species. Read more: Risk of extinction.

More on the web: www.birdlife.org

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