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Climate change threatens red knot population


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In December, the red knot was added to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's list of endangered and threatened wildlife, making it the first bird whose listing identifies climate change as a principal threat to its survival. In the past 30 years, the small shorebird's population has declined by more than 75 percent, from almost 150,000 to possibly below 30,000.

 

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