More than 1,000 bird species are in danger of going extinct over the next century, according to a new report released by BirdLife International. Birds are threatened by deforestation, logging, farming, and mining. Brazil has the highest number of bird species at risk, 111, followed by Indonesia (92), China (82), and Colombia (81); the highest density of threatened bird species is in the Philippines, the report found. A total of 185 bird species face a high risk of extinction in the next 10 years, and 1,200 could become extinct in the next 100 years, with an additional 600 to 900 on the verge of joining the list. BirdLife is launching a plan of action to work with governments to improve resource use, protect areas for conservation, and raise awareness of the problem.

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