Light pollution threatens Malta shearwaters


This video is called The EU LIFE Yelkouan Shearwater Project.

From Wildlife Extra:

Malta has around 10% of the world’s population of Yelkouan (Levantine) Shearwaters, a seabird that nests in cliffs around the island. The findings of a new report show that light pollution on the islands is increasingly becoming a problem and has been driving the shearwaters out of their nesting sites.

The report was carried out by project partners Helen Raine (BirdLife Malta) and John J. Borg (Heritage Malta) and focused on assessing light pollution near the shearwater colonies in the cliffs, particularly at the project site of Rdum tal-Madonna, L-Ahrax tal-Mellieha. It also suggests simple, practical ways to reduce this modern scourge.

Bird slaughter in Malta: here. And here. And here.

Malta Conservation Volunteers Face Increasing Threats and Attacks: here.

Polarized Light Leads Animals Astray: ‘Ecological Traps’ Cause Animal Behaviors That Can Lead To Death: here. And here.

Light pollution is killing off Britain’s insect populations: here.

Street lighting is changing insect ecosystems in towns and cities, a study has found: here.

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