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INDIA’S BIRD POPULATION SUFFERS LONG-TERM DECLINE

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  • The State of India’s Birds 2020 (SoIB) assessment raises the alarm that several spectacular birds, many of them endemic to the subcontinent, face a growing threat from loss of habitat due to human activity, widespread presence of toxins, including pesticides; hunting and trapping for the pet trade

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  • Over a fifth of India’s bird diversity, ranging from the Short toed Snake Eagle to the Sirkeer Malkoha, has suffered strong long term declines over a 25­year period, while more recent annual trends point to a drastic 80% loss among several common birds
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