A study published at the end of 2016 indicated some troubling facts for our feathered friends. Based in Seattle, Washington, researchers set out to determine the effects increased urbanization had on local bird populations and the findings are certainly a cause for concern.
The United Nations is estimating that the world’s population will likely reach 9.7 billion people by the year 2050. With all those babies turning into adults, an increased demand for homes and urban spaces should continue the urban development boom we are currently seeing in much of the developed world.
As this trend continues, the emphasis has been placed on both wildlife and the wild places they inhabit or once inhabited. While many urban developments are doing their best to preserve green space, the fact of the matter is, we are eliminating vital habitat with each turn of the shovel.