News tagged with population decline

Winter sports threaten indigenous mountain birds

In the winter months, the mountain ranges of central Europe attract thousands of tourists for skiing, snowboarding and other outdoor sports, but conservationists fear this annual invasion may threaten indigenous bird species, ...

Jan 11, 2011
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French male bears in immediate need of more females

The population of brown bears (Ursus arctos) in France is now so small that the species might become extinct in the near future. However, there is new hope in the form of new research published October 28 in the open-access, peer-r ...

Oct 27, 2009
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Death rate spikes among migrating whooping cranes

(AP) -- The world's only naturally migrating whooping cranes, and the species' best chance for survival, died at about twice their normal rate last year and will likely see an overall drop in their numbers, ...

Aug 25, 2009
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