Report: Nearly half of birds in the world are in decline

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Cambridge, UK) -- A new report claims half the world's bird species are in decline.

The global organization BirdLife International has released its State of the World's Birds report.

It warns 49-percent of bird species worldwide are declining and one-in-eight are threatened with extinction.

The report also claims 73-percent of bird species are under stress from the expansion of agriculture.