03 May '11, 9pm

Public preserves provide habitat for 1/2 of the US populations of 300 bird species, reports @nytimesgreen

Publicly owned land, ocean and marshes provide habitat for at least half of the American populations of 300 bird species, the Department of Interior reports . It is the first time that the department has devoted its annual State of the Birds report to an assessment of avian life on such property. Surveying some 850 million acres of public lands and 3.5 million square miles of ocean, it said that national wildlife refuges, parks and forests offer significant opportunities to reverse the decline of 251 bird species that are categorized by the government as threatened to some degree. Researchers generated a distribution map, based partly on citizen-reported data, as a resource to help agencies figure out the best way to help birds in specific areas. Among other things, the report found that more birds are in danger of extinction in Hawaii than anywhere else in the United Stat...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/03/a-boon-to-birds...

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