With the wetlands around the world losing their character, the wild birds that may have avian influenza are pulled out to alternative areas – farm ponds, paddy fields. It is here, they come in contact with hens, ducks, geese etc! Commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), a new report finds this.
Then what has to be done? Tens of thousands of lost and degraded wetlands are needed to be restored immediately. And this could help reduce an avian flu pandemic threat. As it will provide the wild birds with the habitats they preferred. This report is authored by Dr. David Rapport of Canada.