Three species of birds, Slender-billed Curlew, Oystercatcher lopaten and oatmeal-Dubrovnik, located in Russia on the brink of extinction, at the same time in the last 20 years, about a dozen new species of birds appeared in Russia, the president of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (accompanied) Viktor Zubakin.
"There were new species of birds, over the last 20 years — at least a dozen species. It's not even that migration patterns are changing. I believe that there is imbalance of the climate and, apparently, it will affect the appearance of new species. Speaking how many species have disappeared, it seems, sadly, almost extinct Slender-billed Curlew. endangered lopaten-snipe, and strangely enough, the once massive bird Bunting Dubrovnik. decrease in the number of oatmeal-Dubrovnik simply catastrophic, eats it, apparently, on the wintering grounds, along the lines of flight. After China it flies, unfortunately, "- he said on the sidelines of the All-Russian Conference on the Protection of Birds Russia.
He also noted that, according to the latest data, reduced the number of sparrows. "This not only Russian, but also in a European trend," — he added.
Previously reported that Oystercatcher lopaten entered the list of 100 major endangered species of the planet, compiled by the London Zoological Society and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Non-profit organization was created RBCU February 9, 1993, and 20 years of combined two thousand birdwatchers and tens of thousands of Russians who are not indifferent to the birds. International Scientific and Practical Conference on the Protection of Birds Russia, on the 20th anniversary of the Union, opened on February 7 in the Darwin Museum in Moscow.