Animals 'Hit by Global Warming'

Published on Thursday, October 6, 2005 by the BBC News
by Tim Hirsch, Posted on Common Dreams

Climate change could lead to the extinction of many animals including migratory birds, says a report commissioned by the UK government.

Habitat for seals is disappearing

Melting ice, spreading deserts and the impact of warm seas on the sex of turtles are among threats identified.

The report is being launched at a meeting of EU nature conservation chiefs in Scotland.

It says that warming has already changed the migration routes of some birds and other animals.


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