Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 14, 2017

More Than Half World’s Godwits & Curlews Face Extinction

Bird Watch Magazine reports

More than half of world’s godwits and curlews face extinction

A ground-breaking study has revealed that habitat loss could lead to the extinction of some of the world’s curlew and godwit species.

Godwits and curlews – which make up the subfamily Numeniini of the sandpiper family Scolopacidae – occur on all continents except Antarctica, but breed only in the Northern Hemisphere. Over half are of global conservation concern, with two of these – Eskimo Curlew and Slender-billed Curlew – currently treated as Critically Endangered though both are likely to be extinct.

Read full story More than half of world’s godwits and curlews face extinction | News | Birdwatch Magazine

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