Population Trend of the World’s Monitored Seabirds, 1950-2010

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.



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