Half Of Arizona's Bird Species Are Under Threat From Climate Change

By Mark Brodie
Published: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 12:47pm

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The metal bands on this five-week old bald eagle's legs will help Arizona Fish and Game identify the bird as it grows up.

Nearly half of Arizona’s bird species are vulnerable to one model of climate change according to a new analysis from the Audubon Society, which also found two-thirds of North American bird species are also threatened by climate change.

The report also points out that if humans minimize our carbon emissions, we can protect a majority of bird species.

The Show spoke with Sonia Perillo, vice president and executive director of Audubon Arizona.

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