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Habitats and ecosystems thread

Postby Pajarita » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:22 am

Large ecosystems imminent collapse.

They have now found that it's going to happen much sooner than anticipated - the Caribbean coral reefs in 15 years ONLY!!!


https://www.zmescience.com/ecology/larg ... apse-0523/
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17446
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Habitats and ecosystems thread

Postby Pajarita » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:47 am

Human activity disrupts interaction between birds and plants (seed dispersal).

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases ... 031320.php


'Intense' human pressure is 'widespread' among terrestrial animals (the study did not cover birds but it's easy to infer from this that it's terrible for them, too)

https://focusingonwildlife.com/news/int ... title_1120

Where the logging stops, deforestation becomes worse through illegal clearing in Indonesia (this is one of the worst countries for animals right now...)

https://focusingonwildlife.com/news/whe ... title_1120
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17446
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Habitats and ecosystems thread

Postby Pajarita » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:48 am

New study finds that not all introduced species are bad for environments - some might actually be very beneficial in reducing man-made messes!

https://www.zmescience.com/science/how- ... vironment/
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17446
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Habitats and ecosystems thread

Postby Pajarita » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:19 am

Covid 19 pandemic disrupts biodiversity agenda at a time when, in reality, there is no time to waste!

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/04/covid ... -planning/
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17446
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Habitats and ecosystems thread

Postby Pajarita » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:20 am

Habitat fragmentation and Amazonian birds:

https://phys.org/news/2020-04-habitat-f ... birds.html
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17446
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Habitats and ecosystems thread

Postby Pajarita » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:31 am

Lake Baringo nominated for bird sanctuary (this is one of the oldest bird-watching spots in the world) by community:

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/lifesty ... recognised
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17446
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Habitats and ecosystems thread

Postby Pajarita » Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:53 am

Bringing birds back to the farms - Achieving a balance between productive farming and providing a habitat for the birds that originally populated the region (it can be done - we can learn to share the world with animals!)

https://www.fginsight.com/blogs/blogs/f ... o-the-farm
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17446
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Habitats and ecosystems thread

Postby Pajarita » Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:13 am

This is more of a global concern than any specific habitat or ecosystem but an University direct measuring study has found that the US has been grossly underestimating the methane emissions from offshore oil and gas platforms:

https://www.zmescience.com/science/us-m ... ns-925243/
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17446
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Habitats and ecosystems thread

Postby Pajarita » Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:00 am

A long but very interesting and important article on whether preserving 30% of land and sea on Earth for wilderness is enough to stop the rapid and massive extinction of species (it's calculated that, unless something is done, 1,000,000 -ONE MILLION!- species will become extinct in decades):

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/nat ... ion-crisis
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17446
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Habitats and ecosystems thread

Postby Pajarita » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:42 am

US national parks to be privatized? NOT a good idea!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-na ... r-BB135cAI


Losing marine species could lead to catastrophic ecosystem collapse:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technolo ... r-BB12Ngy1


Amazon rainforest in peril and 50 endangered species that only live there:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/pet ... li=BBnb7Kz
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17446
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

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