11 May '11, 6pm

Public Lands Are Key To Survival of North American Bird Species : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Public Lands Are Key To Survival of North American Bird Species : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

The report highlighted the wide variety of bird habitats on public lands. These include: Aridlands: More than half of U.S. aridlands are publicly owned. Thirty-nine percent of aridland bird species are of conservation concern and more than 75 percent of species are declining. Oceans and Coasts: All U.S. marine waters are publicly owned and are home to 86 ocean bird species and 173 coastal species. At least 39 percent of U.S. bird species restricted to ocean habitats are declining and almost half are of conservation concern, indicating severe stress in these ecosystems. Forests: Public lands include some of the largest unfragmented blocks of forest, which are crucial for the long-term health of many bird species, including the endangered Kirtland's warbler, which has 97 percent of its U.S. distribution on public lands. Arctic and Alpine: Ninety percent of boreal forest, alp...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/public-lands-are-...

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