Environment

New report sounds alarm on state of North American birds

One third of North America’s native bird species are in decline, according to a report released May18th
  • May 19, 2016
  • 97 words
  • 1 minutes
Wood thrush Expand Image
Advertisement

One third of North America’s native bird species are in decline, according to a report released by the North American Bird Conservation Initiative on May 18.

The State of North America’s Birds Report 2016 compiled data on all species native to Canada, the United States and Mexico and calls for greater conservation efforts to protect the hundreds of species at a moderate to high risk of extinction. Here are some of the report’s key figures:

Expand Image

Key figures from the 2016 State of North America’s Birds Report. Click to enlarge. (Infographic: Jenny Chew/Michela Rosano)

Advertisement

Related Content

Heinrich Scherer's 1702 chart of the North Pole

People & Culture

Why the North Pole matters: An important history of challenges and global fascination

In this essay, noted geologist and geophysicist Fred Roots explores the significance of the symbolic point at the top of the world. He submitted it to Canadian Geographic just before his death in October 2016 at age 93.

  • 5188 words
  • 21 minutes
Climate strike Victoria BC

Environment

Why Canada should recognize its citizens’ environmental rights

David Boyd, a Canadian environmental lawyer and UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, reveals how recognizing the human right to a healthy environment can spur positive action for the planet

  • 1447 words
  • 6 minutes

Environment

The sixth extinction

The planet is in the midst of drastic biodiversity loss that some experts think may be the next great species die-off. How did we get here and what can be done about it?

  • 4869 words
  • 20 minutes

Environment

Vanishing birdsong: How climate change is altering Canada’s soundscape

Indigenous conservationists are listening in to track the impacts of climate change on the boreal forest

  • 2042 words
  • 9 minutes