No mention of bird choppers – aka wind turbines, covering an increasingly large amount of Scottish countryside. The silence of national bird protection bodies both north and south of the border is a disgrace.
By Paul Homewood
This is another perennial scare:
Rare breeding birds are becoming increasingly vulnerable to extinction in the UK due to climate change, a new report reveals.
Species such as dotterel, whimbrel, common scoter and Slavonian grebe are all said to be in danger, based on projections around the impact of global warming.
The findings come from a new report compiled by the RSPB, the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), along with various statutory nature conservation bodies.
Experts fear that the Scottish crossbill, which is found only in Scotland, is at risk of becoming extinct altogether.
The Scottish crossbill, which is found only in Scotland, could become extinct (PA Archive/PA Images)
By contrast, however, some other birds were found to have thrived in the warmer, wetter climate, which has enabled them to expand their range further north.
The study found…
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