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Humans: The Number One Threat to Birds

November 26, 2008 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Marianne Ward for this article.

Concern over the declining populations of certain bird species has generated heated debate about what are the most effective steps toward preserving and restoring those populations. Too often this discussion becomes mired in a simplistic cat-versus-bird argument. Focusing on the perceived struggle between cats and birds diverts attention from the real cause of declining bird populations: the enormous impact of the human species on birds and their habitats.

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