Report: A third of Welsh birds are in decline
A report by RSPB Cymru and partnering ornithology organisations has revealed that a third of bird species in Wales are in significant decline.
90 per cent of Wales is farmed and there is now urgent pressure to implement new land management policies that will aid in nature restoration.
Patrick Lindley, Maritime Ornithologist for Natural Resources Wales, commented: “The problems that confront UK birds, whether they are breeding or non-breeding, are pressure and threats that confront entire ecosystems.
“Birds are a great indicator to the health of our environment. The continued population declines of birds of farmed, woodland and upland habitats suggest there are large geographic themes that are having a detrimental impact.”