MANY migratory birds are at risk of extinction due to loss of natural habitat along their flight paths and a study published in the journal Science reveals that more than 90 per cent of the birds are inadequately protected due to poorly co-ordinated conservation efforts.

A typical migratory bird relies on many different geographic locations throughout its annual cycle for food, rest and nesting.

For example, many birds migrating to Europe and Britain face the unsustainable killing of their numbers by shooting, glue glue applied to branches at roosting sites and mesh netting.

These practices have been outlawed but not enforced because of a traditional backlash against weak willed politicians fearful of losing office.

Please write to your MP and MEPs to save these birds from further persecution.

MIKE FRY

Moorland Crescent, Upton