Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 31, 2020

When Female Birds Are Overlooked, Conservation Suffers 

Audubon reports

“Females are really at twice the risk that males are, and yet we weren’t thinking about that or accounting for them,” Bennett says. Poring through stats, she and her colleagues published a striking finding last year. Up to two-thirds of vulnerable North American migratory landbird species may overwinter in different habitats based on sex, a factor considered in fewer than one in 10 conservation plans, they found.

Other research has pointed to a similar conclusion: Female birds are often undercounted and ­overlooked—a fact that undermines not only conservation, but also fundamental ecological, environmental, and evolutionary science.

Read full article at When Female Birds Are Overlooked, Conservation Suffers | Audubon


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