Akkervogels

Negen soorten broedvogels zijn in Nederland uitgestorven en 87 soorten worden nu in hun voortbestaan bedreigd

Het aantal bedreigde broedvogels in Nederland neemt toe. Er staan negen broedvogels meer op de Rode Lijst dan in de vorige publicatie in 2004. Onder meer de torenvalk (Falco tinnunculus) en de wulp (Numenius arquata) staan er nu ook op. Op basis van tellingen van Sovon Volgelonderzoek is te zien welke soorten er zijn verdwenen en welke broedvogels het snelst uitsterven.

The Yellow-Breasted Bunting is on the verge of extinction

The yellow-breasted bunting (Emberiza aureola), a once common migratory bird, has been driven to the brink of extinction in recent years. The species was reclassified as“critically endangered” on the red list of threatened species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature on Tuesday. The status is one step from the highest level of“extinct in the wild”. Back in 2000, the species was listed under“least concern”, the lowest level on the six-grade alert system.

The red-backed shrike and wryneck have disappeared from the English countryside

The red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio), once widespread over much of England and Wales, declined steadily from the middle of the 19th century onwards until the last regularly-breeding pair disappeared from Santon Downham, Norfolk, in 1989. Since that time breeding has been sporadic. It appeared that colonisation of the Scottish Highlands might be ongoing, but this faltered as with the wryneck (Jynx torquilla) , now extinct as a breeding species in the UK .

Ely and Cambridgeshire farmland bird numbers decline by 9 per cent over 5 years

Bird numbers in Ely and Cambridgeshire have declined around British farmland by almost a tenth, according to new figures released by Defra. The latest figures released on Thursday (23rd November) by the government's environmental department reveal that wild bird numbers have dropped 9% from the years between 2010 and 2015, and by almost 70% by 1970. The figures have led the RSPB to call for a shift in how the UK operates its farming policies after it leaves the EU, to a more environmentally and sustainable friendly system.

Latest update of European wild bird indicators confirms continued decline of farmland birds

The latest data on European common birds, brought together by the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS), shows a continued decline of European farmland birds. While the common forest birds are more or less stable over the last 10-15 years, the farmland birds show a staggering decline of 55% since 1980.

De Zuid-Hollandse boerenlandvogels staan door jarenlange bezoedeling van het landschap met imidacloprid op de rand van uitsterven

De dalende trend op het gebied van biodiversiteit in Zuid-Holland blijft aanhouden. Met name de natuur in het agrarisch gebied en de meest kwetsbare soorten van de zogenaamde rode lijst hollen hard achteruit. In navolging van vorige jaren blijkt uit een recent verschenen rapport van het Kennisinstituut Alterra dat de Zuid-Hollandse biodiversiteit een dalende trend blijft vertonen.

Wild pheasants disappearing in California

Things aren’t looking good for wild pheasants in California, where populations of the colorful game birds have fallen to less than 10 percent of what they were in the late 1990s. With pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) hunting season opening Saturday, state officials note populations of the bird have fallen dramatically over the past 19 years. Hunters reported shooting 4,828 pheasant roosters in 1998 on public lands in the Central Valley. But that number fell to 461 last year, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Insect decline has resulted in massive decline of the buntings

Buntings are a group of Eurasian and African passerine birds of the family Emberizidae. Insect food sources must be available to them for reproduction. Their populations are in peril since the introduction of neonicotinoid insecticides in agriculture, which wipe out insects, drastically illustrated by the recent range-wide population collapse in the Yellow-breasted Bunting (Emberiza aureola).

The Yellow-breasted Bunting suffered a 95 percent decline in the span of three decades

In the mid-1990s, the observed decline of the Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola in Hokkaido, Japan alerted conservationists that another super-abundant species might be in trouble. Now we know it has suffered a huge decline, possibly as much as 95 percent of its population, in the span of just two to three decades.

"Regelrechtes Vogelsterben" in Deutschland

Die Zahlen, die der Naturschutzbund (Nabu) heute veröffentlichte, sind so alarmierend, dass Tierschützer bereits von einem "regelrechten Vogelsterben" sprechen. 12,7 Millionen Brutpaare gingen in nur zwölf Jahren verloren. Besorgniserregend ist vor allem der Rückgang bei verbreiteten Arten.12,7 Millionen oder 15 Prozent aller Vogelbrutpaare in Deutschland, das ist die dramatische Bilanz der heute veröffentlichten Auswertung. Diese beruht auf Vogelbestandsdaten, die die Bundesregierung 2013 an die EU gemeldet hat.