U.S. bird populations in decline, report says
Secretary of the Interior calls government agencies and the public to action
By Solmaz Barazesh, 15:21 PM March 19, 2009
A review of bird populations in the United States was released March 19 by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Nearly a third of the United States’ 800 bird species are endangered, threatened or in significant decline, the new report shows.
Bird populations are critical indicators of the health of our environment — “like the canary in the coal mine,” Salazar said at a press conference.The report, called The U.S. State of the Birds, combines 40 years of studies from government agencies...
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