Crows in trouble by plastics

Published on
February 9, 2014

Much attention is being paid to the impacts of plastics on marine life. But plastic debris on land causes similar suffering.

A recent article in PLoS ONE describes research on American crows in an urban and agricultural environment of California, U.S.A.. In over 85% of nests debris had been used as construction material. Breeding success was negatively influences because 5.6% of chick became entangled in synthetic ropes and fibres in the nest.


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