Murray-Darling bird population reportedly halved in the last 30 years in wake of droughts and dams – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Scientists believe Murray-Darling bird numbers have more than halved in the last 30 years.Researchers conducting an annual aerial waterbird survey have just completed their most comprehensive analysis ever of the river system.University of New South Wales Professor Richard Kingsford is now into his 32nd year of surveying.”We’ve been doing these surveys since 1983 and we’ve seen a 60 per cent decline in waterbird numbers since then,” Professor Kingsford said.

via Murray-Darling bird population reportedly halved in the last 30 years in wake of droughts and dams – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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