Global Warming

Geese Change Migration Routes due to Global Warming

Geese which winter in Britain before flying to the Arctic to breed each summer are changing their migration route in response to climate change, researchers have found.

Scientists studying the habits of barnacle geese, which spend the winter months in large numbers on Britain’s coast, found that the birds were flying further north far into the Arctic Circle each spring to fatten up en route to their Norwegian summer breeding grounds.

The study is one of the first provide solid evidence that animals are adapting their long-established behaviour to cope with the effects of global warming.

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