Baer’s Pochard, once a relatively common and widespread duck in Asia, now appears to be heading for extinction in the wild.
An article just published in the Oriental Bird Club‘s BirdingASIA details a survey of known key wintering sites for the species that was carried out in January 2013, organised by WWF China and WWT. Only 45 birds were found, all in China, and it now seems as though the species is rapidly approaching extinction in the wild. Actions to address this critical situation are now underway through the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership’s Baer’s Pochard Task Force.
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