Bird warning: 10 percent extinct by 2100

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posted on Dec, 14 2004 @ 10:36 AM
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1200 species will be gone by 2100. Just think of all the mosquitos, ticks etc that will end up plaguing us. Why do we have to destroy everything?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Ten percent of all bird species are set to disappear by the end of this century -- and with them the services they provide such as cleaning up carcasses and spreading seeds, U.S. researchers say.

A careful study of extinction rates so far, conservation measures underway and climate and environmental change shows that at least 1,200 species of birds will be gone by 2100. And that is a conservative estimate, the team at Stanford University in California said Monday.

www.cnn.com...

Nothing good can come from this. we must stop destroying and try to restore nature.




posted on Dec, 14 2004 @ 10:40 AM
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We used to have flocks of Grosbeaks, pretty birds, haven't seen them in years. Shame.





posted on May, 14 2005 @ 01:51 PM
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Saw a half dozen Grosbeaks today. A pleasent sight.



posted on May, 18 2005 @ 02:28 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid
We used to have flocks of Grosbeaks, pretty birds, haven't seen them in years. Shame.


We never had them here before, but are out in force now. Evening and Pine Grosbeaks, mostly. My reference books describe them as irruptive, meaning every few years they just get up and move to another part of their range and abandon the previous locations.



This link does not give the source of the prediction, but many of the dire 'extinction predictions' are derived from the island biogeography model for species dispersion. It really does not work well for predicting extinctions. For example, according to the model there are no longer any whitetail deer in Virginia...





 
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