08 Sep '12, 10pm

Habitat Fragmentation Is for the Birds

Habitat Fragmentation Is for the Birds

s.e. smith writes about San Francisco remodeling and plumbing issues for Networx. There are around 10,000 bird species worldwide, and an estimated 13% of them are threatened with extinction, with human pressures on their habitats being a significant contributing factor to their decline. Birds aren’t just beautiful to look at; they also play a vital role in the natural world, as part of a complex food chain that includes smaller and larger animals dependent on birds as food sources, venues for seed distribution, and more. With vanishing bird species comes growing concern among researchers about the environmental impacts of species loss. Researchers across the world are studying bird populations to learn more about the specific threats they experience, and what they can do about it. One major area of concern is habitat fragmentation, which Rhiannon L. Crain, PhD, a Project L...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/habitat-fragmentation-is...

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