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Shorebirds threatened by rising seas

Millions of shorebirds could be in danger of massive population loss due to rising oceans.

Research has predicted that a loss of 23-40% of the birds’ main feeding grounds could lead to a 70% decline in their populations. Some shorebirds have already suffered population losses of 30-80% due to rapid coastal development and reclamation.

The loss of any feeding grounds or breeding areas for shorebirds could prove a disaster for various species, as many rely on these areas as stepping stones in their migratory patterns.

Read more at The University of Queensland