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New report on the impact of plastic on migratory waterbirds presented to governments at AEWA MOP7

Durban, Dec 8 (IBNS): Plastic seems to be on everyone’s lips these days, and we certainly don’t mean single-use straws. Global production of plastic has increased to more than 300 million tons a year, and some staggering 13 m tons of it ends up in the ocean.

On their epic journeys, migratory birds connect nations and inspire people, UN says on World Day

New York, Oct 14 (IBNS): Highlighting the challenges migratory birds face in their epic journeys, senior United Nations officials have called on the global community to join forces and “unify voices for bird conservation.”

Population decline of mammals and birds linked to rapid warming of climate

The rate at which our planet is warming has been found to be a critical factor in explaining the decline of bird and mammal species, reveals new research by UCL and ZSL (Zoological Society of London).

Birds learn from each other’s ‘disgust’, enabling insects to evolve bright colours, finds study

London, Dec 19 (IBNS): A new study of TV-watching great tits reveals how they learn through observation. Social interactions within a predator species can have “evolutionary consequences” for potential prey – such as the conspicuous warning colours of insects like ladybirds.

Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health, says study

London, Feb 27 (IBNS): People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to research by academics at the University of Exeter, the British Trust for Ornithology and the University of Queensland.