At www.birdsindanger.net/taxatable you will find a list giving status,
including all those regarded as critically endangered
Sandra Henderson, Canberra
On Sunday, June 23, 2013, John Tongue wrote:
> Hi all,
> Some may have seen the reports in some of the mainstream media (at least
> the Age and Sydney Morning Herald) last week about the dire state of many
> of our Australian birds. These articles were reporting on an international
> Conference held in Canada looking at the state of the world's birds.
> The articles stated that we currently have 20 "Birds" (it sometimes
> referred to species, but was sometimes more vague than that), which are
> presently listed as Critically Endangered. Could anyone tell me which
> those species/sub-species/races are, and on which list I can find them?
> The only list I've been able to find has 6 avian taxa (species or
> subspecies) listed for Australia, though contacts have referred me to
> others which may list up to 10. If the figure of 20 is correct, then the
> situation is even more serious than had been presumed (which is certainly
> bad enough), and the RATE of decline is especially alarming.
> Thanks in advance for any advice and assistance people can give.
> John Tongue
> Ulverstone, Tas.
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