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PRESSURE Why birds are declining
  


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Humans are responsible for the threats to birds. Expanding and intensifying agriculture and forestry destroy and degrade habitats. Inadequately managed fisheries, ever-spreading infrastructure, invasive alien species, pollution and overexploitation all pose serious problems. Climate change, with impacts already visible, may be the most serious threat of all. These threats have deeper causes, rooted in our failure to accord wild nature its true value.

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Human actions are putting pressure on bird species, sites and habitats
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Unsustainable agricultural practices are the greatest threats to bird species
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Forest loss is one of the major threats to biodiversity
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Seabirds are in serious danger from fisheries bycatch
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Invasive alien species are spreading
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Infrastructure development is a growing problem
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Pollution remains a serious concern
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Overexploitation threatens many bird species
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Human-induced climate change may pose the greatest challenge
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Threats to biodiversity have much deeper causes
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