Thursday, June 22, 2006

Bird Extinctions - Numbers Underestimated

The IUCN Red List records 131 bird species that have become extinct since 1500 - but a new study suggests that the recent extinctions documented on the Red List are likely to be "a significant underestimate".
The study by Stuart Butchart, Alison Stattersfield and Tom Brooks is published in the Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club - unfortunately not online. For more on this story visit the BirdLife International website"