Global biodiversity has never faced so many threats as it does today. The WWF's 2016 Living Planet Report estimates that the abundance of terrestri...
Global biodiversity has never faced so many threats as it does today. The WWF's 2016 Living Planet Report estimates that the abundance of terrestrial vertebrates is declining by 1.1% every year, with a total decline of 38% since 1970. Birds are no exception to this trend with 1 in 8 birds being threatened with extinction, according to a 2015 assessment by the IUCN. In order for conservation to become a priority for all, people need to have a real appreciation and passion for the biodiversity that our planet holds.
Our goal for the Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week is to share the amazing life of birds to as many people as possible. In so doing we hope that more and more people come to appreciate birds. A big thank you to all who submitted pictures this week, your photographs are so important in showcasing the beauty of birds to the world! To submit one of your photographs for next week’s Top 25 you can email the image to us with species, location, and photographer in the text. Also follow us on Twitter and Instagram for even more amazing bird photographs!
Here we have this week's top photographs!
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Our mission is to build a global community around the freedom and beauty of birds in the wild as ambassadors for the natural ecosystems that they depend upon. They are the music, decoration, and character of every terrestrial habitat on the planet and have been around since the dinosaurs. They are the witnesses and ambassadors of the awesome power of nature. The wide availability of good, cheap optics has opened their world to us for the last few decades. Amazing, affordable DSLR cameras with long lenses are delivering brilliant digital bird imagery to online communities.
We are in a day-and-age during which more bird species are threatened with extinction than ever before. The Wild Birds! Revolution aims to publish the “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week” to 1 million people every week by the end of the year. That is a revolution that will change the world! Join thousands of other weekend naturalists, photographers, birders, experts, hikers, nature-lovers, guides, scientists, conservationists and artists that share the thousands of wild bird photographs submitted to the Wild Bird Trust website and Facebook page. Thousands of wild bird enthusiasts are going out every day to photograph our planet’s beautiful birdlife. Pick up your camera, fill your bird feeder, open your heart, and join the Wild Birds! Revolution!!
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