Climate change and global warming process drastically affects on the schedule of bird migration, as “The Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds” Co-Founder Lyuba Balyan said in her interview with Ecolur.
“When climate gets warmer, the bird instinctively perceives this as a sign to start migration. Migration spots are changes, birds often deviate from their main route, which leads to different bird species finding themselves beyond their areal,” Lyuba Balyan clarifies. She mentioned that migration is a difficult phenomenon for birds; only 50% can overcome it, while climate change is another negative phenomenon the birds have to overcome.
Bird species in Armenia are decreasing: out of 359 species 96 species were red-listed in new Red Book of Armenia published in 2010. For comparison, 67 bird species were red-listed in Red Book of Armenia in 1987.
The “EcoLur” Informational NGO is organizing series of events aimed at public involvement and awareness raising targeted to the future climate change policy directions and development of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) of the Republic of Armenia under UN Climate Change Framework Convention (UNFCCC).
The material is prepared by 'EcoLur' Informational NGO under UNDP Climate Change Program, within the framework of ARM-002/2015 Contract. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the United Nations, including UNDP, or the UN Member States.
14:23 April 07, 2015