An estimated 48% of existing bird species worldwide are in decline ( 2022)
Biodiversity warning signs
Biodiversity live drawings – Illustration and text by Frits Ahlefeldt, DrawnJournalism.com
In the old days, before modern sensors and technology, the miners used to bring a canary with them down far below ground, the birds are more sensitive to dangerous gasses than us, and the miners could escape, if the canary got ill ( Wikipedia link Sentinel species)
Today almost half ( 48% of global bird species are in decline according to Cornell university Chronicle story ( 5. May 2022) and an estimated 3 billion breeding birds has been lost since 1969 in USA and Canada alone.
It is as if the birds above ground give us the same warning signs, as those in the mines – there is something wrong and we need to take action:
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