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Chemical Threat to Birds and Mammals in The Netherlands

  • K. J. Canters
  • G. R. de Snoo
Part of the Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology book series (RECT, volume 130)

Abstract

In The Netherlands, about 250 species of birds are resident breeders or regular migratory visitors to the country. Of these, 33% are under threat (OECD 1985; see Fig. 1), that is, exhibit a declining trend in population due to human activity. In the period 1950–70, the main decline in breeding birds was in heathland and farmland species; between 1970 and 1984, breeders in scrubland and thickets also became affected (Kwak et al. 1988). Of the approximately 60 species of mammals found in The Netherlands, about 50% are under threat (OECD 1985; Fig. 1); the decline is especially pronounced in carnivores and rodents (Weinreich and Musters 1989).

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Common Shrew Common Tern Environmental Theme Grey Heron Sorex Araneus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. J. Canters
  • G. R. de Snoo
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre of Environmental Science (CML)Leiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

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