'Stop using the bloody things': pesticides linked to bee collapse now blamed for bird declines

In recent years the evidence has piled up that neonicotinoids—a hugely popular group of pesticide—may be at least partly responsible for ongoing bee and pollinator collapse. But new research in the journal Nature find that these pesticides could also be taking a heavy toll on other species, in this case common birds.
 

Last updated on 17 July 2014

Type: 
Media Watch
Region: 
Europe
Threats: 
Human Disturbance
Species group: 
Birds