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Investigating the impact of human activity on birds


Our scientists have shown where bird species would exist in the absence of human activity under research that could provide a new approach to setting conservation priorities.

The researchers looked at how human activities like agriculture, deforestation, and the drainage of wetlands have shaped where bird species are found in Great Britain today.

They used data on the geographical distributions of bird species alongside simulation models to predict where bird species would exist today if the effects of human activities on the landscape were removed. MORE

Header image: Golden Eagle at nest. Credit: Chris Gomersall (