Logging and Climate Change Threaten Montane Birds

Recently, researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru have conducted a comprehensive study revealing the threats posed by logging and climate change to montane birds in tropical mountains.

Key Highlights of the Study

  • Impact on Tropical Mountains: Tropical montane forests, unique ecosystems critical to biodiversity, face the dual threats of forest loss and climate change.
  • Temperature-sensitive Birds: Birds in tropical mountains, highly sensitive to temperature changes, are rapidly responding to global heating.
  • Distribution Shifts: Rising temperatures prompt many bird species to shift to higher elevations, with logged forests accelerating this transition.
  • Study Location and Data Collection: The Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary ....
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