New study shows important role of national parks in bird conservation
new study by scientists from the National Audubon Society and the U.S. National Park Service shows that national parks could become even more important than they already are for the conservation of bird species in the face of climate change.
“Over the next few decades, the majority of birds currently found across the National Park System are expected to experience changes in climate conditions, which on average may lead to turnover of nearly a quarter of the bird community per park,” says Gregor Schuurman, co-author of the study. “Despite these changes, parks will become increasingly important as refuges for birds in the future.”
The study was published online in March in PLOS One.