Puffins, Cliff Tiger Beetles and Little Terns are among dozens of coastal species that are in danger becoming extinct in the UK in the coming decades, as rising sea levels and warmer water destroy their habitat, according to the National Trust.
Britain’s 8,050 miles of coastline is under seige from the elements, as climate change increases the number and severity of storms, which exacerbate the coastal erosion caused by rising sea levels.
Furthermore, the warming of coastal eco-systems makes them less hospitable to traditional inhabitants.
Warm weather could destroy Britain’s coastal wildlife: Puffins, Cliff Tiger Beetles and Little Terns among those in danger becoming extinct – Nature – Environment – The Independent.
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Endangered Condors have been released back into the wild high up in Chile’s Andes.
It comes after a poisoning scare in the area which saw more than a dozen of the large birds mysteriously crash to the ground earlier this month.
Denise Hammick reports.
Nick Baker meets some old friends.
After the Birdfair lived up to it’s billing as the Glastonbury of the bird world with torrential rain, mud and traffic jams yesterday, the sun’s now shining and the mud’s drying nicely. It looks like being a busy weekend!
The stands are all up, binoculars polished and the bird books are stacked: ‘Glastonbury for Birdwatchers’ is about to start!
Looking forward to visiting this year’s Birdfair, will be blogging here and I’m sure that there will be a few tweets along the way (dreadful pun intended…)
Birdfair 2013 – 16th – 18th August, Egleton, Rutland
Health authorities are trying to find out what poisoned at least 20 condors in the Andes mountain range between Chile and Argentina. BBC News – Chile investigates unexplained Andean condor deaths.