Human activity causes the majority of raptor deaths in Ontario

Today’s Video of the Day comes from the University of Guelph and features a look at how human activity is behind the majority of raptor deaths in Ontario.

New research led by Professor Nicole Nemeth found that over a 23 year study period, nearly half of the raptor deaths were caused by traumatic injury, which includes incidents of collision with vehicles and other human objects. The other most common cause of death was emaciation, where human encroachment prevented the birds from finding enough food.

By Rory Arnold, Staff Writer

Video Credit: University of Guelph