Secretary Salazar Announces New “State of the Birds” Report Showing Climate Change Threatens Hundreds of Species

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Climate change threatens to further imperil hundreds of species of migratory birds, already under stress from habitat loss, invasive species and other environmental threats, a new report released today by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar concludes. He made the report public during a visit to the Zilkher Botanical Gardens in Austin, Tex. The State of the Birds: 2010 Report on Climate Change follows a comprehensive report issue released a year ago showing that that nearly a third of the nation's 800 bird species are endangered, threatened or in significant decline.