Scientists document dramatic decline in populations of yellow-breasted buntings / Poaching in China

Ending up on dinner plates: Together with researchers from England, Russia, Finland and Japan, scientists from the Institute of Landscape Ecology at Münster University have produced a comprehensive study documenting for the first time the global collapse of the yellow-breasted bunting population. They see the main reason as being the widespread illegal trapping of these sparrow-sized songbirds in China. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)