Image: Female common Kingfisher
Original Published Date: 
Thursday, December 3, 2015

Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions have called for a greater international collaborative effort to save the world’s migratory birds, many of which are at risk of extinction due to loss of habitat along their flight paths. More than 90% of the world’s migratory birds are inadequately protected due to poorly coordinated conservation around the world. The research found huge gaps in the conservation of migratory birds, particularly across China, India, and parts of Africa and South America. This results in the majority of migratory birds having ranges that are well covered by protected areas in one country, but poorly protected in another.

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