About We are a group of ornithologist who stumbled upon a report that spoke about the impact of climatic changes on the tropical birds. We were shocked at the figures and we realized the need for immediate action. We got around and gathered like-minded people for a noble cause. Now we are a large group which is growing as we speak. Ornithologists welcome!
If you are looking to set up an awareness camp in your area then we can help you with that. We have a lot of information furnished on our website. Besides that, we also have a bulk of other documents, resources, study reports and more for helping the locals get to know about their local bird species. There are several small measures that every individual could take in order to contribute to the higher cause. So do not hesitate to ask for all the information you would ever need. If you know about a local species that needs immediate attention we also help with the accumulation of funds and in the process of educating the locals. The birds need us, every one of us. So let us join hands to protect those species that are crying for help..— John Doe
Climatic conditions are affecting biodiversity in a lot of ways. With the changing climate, the weather is getting more unpredictable and this is affecting the normal life of not just the humans but also the other species inhabiting the earth.
When we talk about the impacts of climatic changes the tropical birds are the worst hit.
The growing awareness is a welcome change because there should be more focus on the conservation of tropical species so as to prevent their extinction. There are currently several species facing a serious threat due to the erratic changes in the climate which the species are finding increasingly difficult to cope with..
How serious is the condition? While we have been talking pretty loosely on this topic the real figures are quite alarming. Did you know that if we do not act quickly if we do not do something about curbing climate changes due to manmade changes nearly 900 species of tropical birds are likely to vanish by the next century. Tropical birds are built to withstand warm weather conditions. But the rising temperatures are changing the forests, deserts, coastal areas and the general physical terrain around the world. This is not a good thing for the birds. A slightly higher temperature is something that the birds can tolerate. But the given pace is close to 3degrees increase in temperature each year. That is not a favorable change for the tropical birds nor for the other living beings. Migration patterns should be considered There are species that specialize in migration. These are the ones that are known to adapt and these are the ones that can migrate to find the ideal habitat. But tropical birds are known to be stationary species. They choose a habitat and stay there throughout the year. For such birds, if the local climate keeps changing, if it keeps getting warmer it is definitely going to be tougher than ever.
As the climate changes, there has been a difference observed in the rainfall patterns and the rainfall amount. Too little and too much rain are both bad for the birds. There are also several instances of hurricanes occurring more frequently and this is another threat to these tropical birds. It should be noted that if the rainfall pattern during a year is even 10% different from that of the previous year it is likely to affect the population of the local birds. Seabirds are also other victims of climate changes. There is a sharp increase in breeding failure noticed in many species and this is further aggravating the diminishing population. One main impact of climate change is the change in the food chart. Animals and birds have shown a change in their feeding pattern. With the increasing food shortage, several small species of birds are now being consumed by larger species. There have even been worst cases where birds took a hit from the extreme shortage of food and some species of seabirds consumed their own young ones. Such alarming instances are perfect examples that show that the tropical birds and seabirds need special attention real quick..
The increase in temperature in the tropical regions are known to be difficult for the local birds. The wetlands are vanishing. With the seas vaporizing at a rapid rate the salt content in the air has also increased. This further has affected the vegetation in most regions. And all of this put together have changed the physical terrains and this is seen affecting the tropical birds. Now it is not just the local species that are at risk.
Those species that migrate to these wetlands during the winters might also not be able to tolerate extreme changes in the weather. If the temperature is going to be much warmer than the previous year when the migratory birds would also find a hard time adapting. One big solution to this problem is the creation of awareness about the situation. Global warming is not a condition that can be tackled single-handedly by any single nation in the world. When all the countries join hand to alleviate global warming and the subsequent climatic changes the condition would get better.