03 Jan '18, 6pm

The birds we've lost: 10 incredible avian species that are gone forever

The birds we've lost: 10 incredible avian species that are gone forever

From the passenger pigeon to the laughing owl, here is but a small sampling of the mighty birds that are now extinct. Glorious are the birds. These beautiful nimble creatures that take to the sky and fill the air with song are some of the most fascinating and inspiring creations that Mother Nature has to offer ... and mankind is managing to kill them off. Over the course of the last five centuries, approximately 150 bird species have gone extinct thanks to us. And the research suggests that rate at which they are becoming extinct is increasing; if current trends persist, the rate will be ten times higher by the end of this century. As of now, more than 1,300 other bird species are threatened with extinction. Not only is the planet losing some of its most joyous inhabitants, but in terms of the canary-in-the-coalmine scenario, it doesn't bode well for us humans either. Here...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/animals/birds-weve-...

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