Spain’s bird population in free fall

Industrialisation and urbanisation are the primary causes of the decline

LAST UPDATED: 6 Jul, 2016 @ 14:09
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Spanish imperial eagle

SPAIN has lost almost 70 million birds since 1996.

Rural and farmland birds suffered the most, with a decrease of 23%, while city birds declined by 18%.

Scientists cited increasing urbanisation which fails to consider bird nesting areas, and the industrialisation of agriculture which leads to habitat loss.

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