The changing rain pattern is having disastrous effects on numerous species of native Pakistani birds, with many of them being unable to breed due to this year’s delayed monsoon rains, reports Jan Kaskheli at the The News of Karachi. Hussain Bakhsh Bhagat, project director at the Sindh Wildlife Department warned: “Global warming, altering temperatures and changes in climate have resulted in delayed monsoons rains, which have led to a number of species – including birds, mammals, reptiles and insects – missing their breeding season.” “Peacocks have also been adversely affected,” he said. The reports of peacock deaths from scattered areas are still coming in. “[Our area] will receive monsoon rains late in September instead of July. This may damage eggs laid by birds such as peacocks and partridges,” he said. Bhagat believes that in light of these climate changes, new studies must be conducted to ascertain the status of wildlife species. Pakistan has no mitigation plan. A World Wildlife Fund commissioned report finds climate change is clearly correlated with numerous declining bird species, suggesting a trend towards major bird extinction from global warming.
Habitat, breeding patterns of birds being affected by climate change. The changing rain pattern is having disastrous effects on numerous species of indigenous birds, with many of them being unable to breed due to this year’s delayed monsoon rains. Karachi News International Jan Kaskheli http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-129652-Habitat-breeding-patterns-of-birds-being-affected-by-climate-change