EVERY YEAR 12 MILLION INDIAN NATIVE BIRDS DIE ONLY BY PLASTIC POLLUTION. AS IUCN 2013 REPORT SAYS IN INDIA 15 BIRD SPICES ARE ENDANGERED. EARTH IS NOT ONLY MEANT FOR HUMANS AND START UPS NOT ONLY MEANT FOR PROFITABLE BUSINESS IDEOLOGY.
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Across India, more than 500 native bird species are threatened with extinction — 12 percent of 4,230 species. In Asia, nearly 300 of 750 native bird species, or 37 percent, are declining in population.
Hundreds of bird species are on a track toward extinction. If these species blink out, we’ll have just one species to blame: ours. A casual observer might not notice, but take a closer look. Across India, fewer birds inhabit our landscapes. Some familiar birds, like the Wood Thrush, are 50 percent less common than they were 50 years ago. This thrush is just one of dozens of native bird species in India that may face extinction in the next decades, if current trends continue. In fact, across East India, 12 percent of 4,230 bird species are declining in population and headed for extinction in our lifetimes without immediate conservation action.
Rain-forests are felled. Woodlots become parking lots. With so much habitat loss, is it any wonder many bird species are in decline? These are the impacts of habitat loss and poor habitat management, often unnoticed but in fact the biggest cause of bird declines. Over the past 150 years, as the world has industrialized and the human population has soared past 7 billion, our landscapes have changed dramatically: To stabilize bird populations and prevent extinctions, it's critical that we find the most effective ways to save habitat and influence best management practices. Fortunately, these are some of the things IBC does best.
They are readily available on store shelves, used on everything from produce to pets. But many pesticides have harmful, even deadly, impacts. Thousands of Swainson's Hawks were found dead in agricultural fields in Tamil Nadu in the mid-2001. When the mystery was solved, a commonly used pesticide was identified as the culprit. It's just one example of pesticides marketed as “safe” later being deemed deadly, and it's why our Pesticides Program works so hard to eliminate toxic chemicals. The rat poison d-CON is another example. It was long ago discovered to be deadly to predators, like hawks and owls. These rap-tors die a more