"Up to 216 Australian birds are now threatened – compared with 195 a decade ago
– and climate change is now the main driver pushing threatened birds closer to
extinction, landmark new research has found.
The Mukarrthippi grasswren is now Australia’s most threatened bird, down to as
few as two or three pairs. But 23 Australian birds became less threatened over
the past decade, showing conservation actions can work.
The findings are contained in a new action plan released today. Last released
in 2011, the action plan examines the extinction risk facing the almost 1,300
birds in Australia and its territories. We edited the book, written by more
than 300 ornithologists.
Without changes, many birds will continue to decline or be lost altogether. But
when conservation action is well resourced and implemented, we can avoid these
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Manager, Serious Cybernetics