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Only international action will save migratory birds | BirdLife Community

Only international action will save migratory birds | BirdLife Community

Many species like Whhinchat are in steep decline (image credit: Mike Langman/RSPB-Images) Populations of long-distance migratory landbirds are declining so rapidly in the African-Eurasian flyway that a delegation of 20 staff from around the BirdLife International Partnership will be lobbying this week for their plight to be addressed at a meeting focused on conserving the world’s migratory species. The decline of these birds is so severe that conservationists believe the only way to save them is through concerted international action. So far, tropical African countries, including Ghana, have been leading this call. The BirdLife International Partnership hope this plea will be heeded by all countries sharing these birds, and especially the governments attending this weeks tenth Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild An...

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