Age range: 13 - 19
Resource type: video
Author: Paweł Sidło
Bewick's swan is a tundra species that nests in the Arctic regions in Europe and Asia. Every year, this bird flies several thousand kilometres from its wintering grounds in Western Europe to breeding sites in the Arctic tundra of Norway, Finland and Russia. Despite its beauty and low number it is still hunted. Moreover, significant changes of habitats along their flying routes make the migration of Bewick's swan difficult and dangerous. In 1995 there 29,000 Bewick's Swans. By 2010, the number had dropped dramatically to about 18,100. Is there anything we can do to stop their decline? Can we help migratory birds to fly over our heads freely and without any fear for their survival?
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