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Endangered Australian Cockatoo Loses One Third of Population in Just 1 Year


It’s been a rough year for Western Australia’s iconic but endangered Carnaby’s black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus latirostris), which are endemic to the state and live nowhere else in the world. Their population has dropped 37 percent in the past year, from 12,954 roosting birds in 2010 to just 8,365 in 2011, according to the third Great [...]

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State of U.S. birds report is “‘a clarion call to action”

The U.S. is home to an amazing 800 species of birds, but nearly a third of those species are endangered, threatened or in decline. That’s the news from “The U.S. State of the Birds, 2009”—the most comprehensive study ever of the health of North American birds, released today. The data are a warning sign about [...]

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