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A photographic impression of the gradual changes in two ecosystem types
Globally, over 1,000 (87%) of a total of 1,226 threatened
bird species are impacted by agriculture.
More than 70 species are affected by agricultural
pollution, 27 of them seriously. Europe’s farmland
birds have declined by 48% in the past 26 years
(European Bird Census Council, 2008). Pesticides
and herbicides pose a threat to 37 threatened bird
species globally (BirdLife, 2008), in addition to
deleterious effects of agricultural chemica...
02 Feb 2009 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal