Another paper providing a sobering estimate of population declines, this time in the world’s seabirds, published on Plos One:
Three quick take-aways:
1) Seabirds are valuable indicators of marine ecosystem health;
2) Many populations of the world’s seabirds are in decline; and
3) Seabirds in this region, with all its strong economies and research institutions, are still among the most poorly-monitored in the world.