Un-replaceable Birds: Man’s Destruction and God’s Judgment!

posted by John J. Jr. @ 14:14 PM
June 4, 2014

audubon-save-birds    Kid reporters around the country, and the world, continue to send in stories about declining bird populations. Human encroachment over bird nesting habitats, increasing attacks from pet cats, and Global Warming endanger some 1200 species.

endangeredspeciesinternational.org/birds6 says: “12% of all living bird species are considered endangered, threatened, or vulnerable. It is too late to save some of them, but others still have a chance if we act now.”

So the site advises people: “Take steps to halt global climate change. Support legislation that sets greenhouse gas reduction targets. Vote for legislators who pledge to fight global warming. Reduce your own carbon footprint.”

Bird lovers should avoid pesticides and chemical fertilizers as they also impact bird environments. Also, experts demand that people not keep wild birds in captivity.  But most important they insist that cat owners keep those pets indoors.

Also birds6 says: “For your back yard, plant indigenous trees and flowers. The website of Plant Native provides information on native plants that favor wildlife including birds.  If you have space in your back yard, consider creating a small pond. It will become an essential habitat for insects, amphibians, and birds.”

The ivory-billed woodpecker is now the most critically endangered bird in America. mnn.com says “Among the world’s largest woodpeckers, the 20-inch long bird used to flourish in the swampy forests of the South and lower Midwest. Due to habitat loss from development and heavy logging, the bird is now questionably extinct. The last confirmed sighting of the bird was in 1987, and since then, experts have been on a quest to find and restore the bird.”

According to theguardian.com/environment, after assessing 9,993 bird species, the Zoological Society of London  and Yale University claim “the rare and striking giant ibis (Thaumatibis gigantea)––the world’s largest ibis weighing in at 4.2kg and reaching more than one metre in height––is the most endangered.” Only 230 pairs remain in the wild, and they concentrate in Cambodia.

In Australia the most endangered bird species is the Gouldian Finch. WWF-Australia says less than 2500 adults of Golden-Finch-Endangeredthis bird exist. However, indigenous rangers    found juvenile populations living in nesting the birds created from monsoon vine thickets and unburnt woodland.

One of Australia’s WWF program managers, Alexander Watson, explains:  “The reason for the decline of the species is unknown, although scientists speculate that altered fire regimes, cattle, and throat parasites have been contributing factors.
A large pet trade that was banned in the mid-1980s is also thought to have had a significant impact.” In all nations, land management is vital for bird survival.

Careful readers of used Christian Bibles know that birds are often used for: healing instruments (Leviticus 14), food (Deuteronomy 14: 11), and for symbols to illustrate man’s relationship with man and with God: “As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come (Proverbs 26: 2).”

But at the end of time, birds will get revenge on people for their destruction of the species: “And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; . . . And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh (Revelation 19: 17 – 21).”

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