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A new UN report reveals that migratory species are facing dangerous population decline, with nearly half of the species listed under the convention already experiencing declines and 97% of fish species threatened with extinction. The report highlights habitat loss and overexploitation as the biggest threats to these species.
Today's report clearly shows us that unsustainable human activities are jeopardizing the future of migratory species.
Migratory species play a crucial role in maintaining global ecosystems by pollinating plants, transporting key nutrients, preying on pests, and storing carbon. However, habitat loss and overexploitation caused by human activity are significantly impacting these species. The report states that three-quarters of the CMS-listed species are affected by habitat loss, degradation, or fragmentation, and 58% of monitored sites for these species are facing unsustainable levels of human-caused pressure.
The biggest threats to migratory species come from human activity: habitat loss and overexploitation.