BirdLife: The Magazine Jan-Mar 2018 - Page 28

THE RED LIST Snowy Owl faces frosty future Ed Parnell O ne of the more eye-catching uplistings in the 2017 Red List paints a worrying picture for one of the world’s most familiar species: Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus, an Arctic- nesting bird with a range that spans the northern hemisphere. Striking, widespread and widely recognised, thanks in part to the Harry Potter books, Snowy Owl was previously ±₯ΝΡ•…́1•…ΝЁ ½Ή•ΙΈ°Ρ‘”)±½έ•ΝЁёɕ…Ё…Ρ•½Ι丁!½έ•Ω•Θ°Ρ‘₯Μ)…ΝΝ•ΝΝ΅•ΉΠέ…́‰…Ν•½Έ•…Ι±₯•Θ™₯ΥΙ•Μ)Ρ‘…Ё•ΝΡ₯΅…Ρ•Ρ‘”±½‰…°Α½ΑΥ±…Ρ₯½Έ)ΡΌΉΥ΅‰•Θ…Ι½ΥΉ€Θΐΐ°ΐΐΐ₯Ή‘₯Ω₯‘Υ…±Μ)…ΉΡ‘”…‰Ν•Ή”½˜•Ω₯‘•Ή”½˜)Ν₯Ή₯™₯…ΉΠ‘•±₯Ή•ΜΈ5½Ι”Ι••ΉΠέ½Ι¬)‰δ՝•Ή”A½Ρ…Α½Ψ°I₯‘…ɐM…±”…Ή)½Ρ‘•ΘΙ•Ν•…ɍ‘•ΊΝ՝•ΝΡ́ё…Ёё₯Μ)‘₯™™₯Υ±Π΅ΡΌ΅ΝΥΙΩ•δΝΑ•₯•Μ‘…́„΅½Ι”(Θΰ)Α…э‘䁑₯ΝΡΙ₯‰ΥΡ₯½ΈΡ‘…ΈΑΙ•Ω₯½ΥΝ±δ)Ρ‘½Υ‘Π°½Ή•ΉΡΙ…Ρ₯Ήœ₯ΈΝ•Ω•Έ±½½Ν”)…±½΅•Ι…Ρ₯½ΉΜΈ́„Ι•ΝΥ±Π°Ρ‘”•…Ι±₯•Θ)™₯Υɕ́‘…Ω”‰••ΈΙ•Ω₯Ν•‘½έΈΡΌ)ŒΈ€ΔΠ°ΐΐΐΑ…₯ΙΜΈ!½έ•Ω•Θ°Ρ‘”Ν₯ΡΥ…Ρ₯½Έ)₯́½΅Α±₯…Ρ•…́ё”ΝΑ•₯•ΟŠd)Α½ΑΥ±…Ρ₯½Έ…ΉΙ…Ή”™±ΥΡՅѕ́₯Έ)Ι•ΝΑ½ΉΝ”ΡΌΡ‘”…Ω…₯±…‰₯±₯Ρ䁽˜₯Ρ́ΑΙ•δ°)έ‘₯ ‘ΥΙ₯ΉœΡ‘”ΝΥ΅΅•Θ‰Ι••‘₯Ήœ)Ν•…Ν½Έ½ΉΝ₯ΝΡ́…±΅½ΝЁ•α±ΥΝ₯Ω•±δ½˜)Ω…Ι₯½Ύ±…ɝ•ΘΝΑ•₯•Μ½˜±•΅΅₯ΉΜ½˜)Ρ‘”•Ή•Ι„₯Ι½ΝΡ½Ήεΰ…Ή1•΅΅ΥΜΈ%Έ)Α½½Θε•…Ί₯Ё₯́Ή½ά•ΝΡ₯΅…Ρ•Ρ‘…Ёё”)±½‰…°Α½ΑΥ±…Ρ₯½Έ½Υ±‘Ι½ΐ…́±½ά…Μ(ά°ΐΐΐ€‘½ΘΑ•Ι‘…Ά•Ω•Έ€Τ°ΐΐΐ€Α…₯ΙΜΈ)%Έ…‘‘₯Ρ₯½Έ°MΉ½έδ=ݱ́΅…䁅±ΝΌ‰”)ΥΉ‘•Ι½₯Ήœ‘₯ Ι…ѕ́½˜Α½ΑΥ±…Ρ₯½Έ)‘•±₯Ή”‘Υ”ΡΌ₯±±•…°‘ΥΉΡ₯Ήœ°…Ή)½±±₯Ν₯½ΉΜέ₯Ρ Ω•‘₯±•Μ…ΉΑ½έ•Θ)±₯Ή•ΜΈQ‘”•™™•Ρ́½˜±₯΅…Ρ”‘…Ή”)…Ι”…±ΝΌ±₯­•±δΡΌ‰”„Ν₯Ή₯™₯…ΉΠΡ‘Ι•…Π°)…́‘…Ή•ΜΡΌΝΉ½έ΅•±Π…ΉΝΉ½ά)½Ω•Θ…Έ…™™•ΠΡ‘”…Ω…₯±…‰₯±₯Ρ䁅Ή)‘₯ΝΡΙ₯‰ΥΡ₯½Έ½˜Αɕ丁=ΈΡ‘”‰…Ν₯́½˜)Ρ‘•Ν”…ΑΑ…Ι•ΉΡ±δΙ…Α₯Ι…ѕ́½˜‘•±₯Ή”°)Ρ‘”ΝΑ•₯•ΟŠd±½‰…°Ρ‘Ι•…ЁΝΡ…ΡΎ‘…Μ)Ή½ά‰••ΈΥΑ±₯ΝΡ•ΡΌYΥ±Ή•Ι…‰±”Έ+ŠqQ‘•Ν”½Ή½₯ΉœƒŠL…Ή°₯ΈΡ‘”…Ν”½˜)±₯΅…Ρ”‘…Ή”°Α½Ρ•ΉΡ₯…±±δέ½ΙΝ•Ή₯Ήœ+ŠLΡ‘Ι•…ΡΜ°…Ι”‘Ι₯Ω₯Ήœ‘•±₯Ή•ΜΡ‘…Ё‘…Ω”)Ι•ΝΥ±Ρ•₯ΈΡ‘”MΉ½έδ=έ°‘…Ω₯Ήœ₯ΡΜ)±½‰…°Ρ‘Ι•…ЁΝΡ…ΡΎΥΑΙ…‘•°έ‘₯ )΅•…ΉΜΡ‘…Ёё₯́ΝΑ•₯•Μ™…•Μ„‘₯ Ι₯Ν¬)½˜•αΡ₯ΉΡ₯½Έ₯ΈΡ‘”έ₯±₯ΈΡ‘”΅•‘₯Υ΄΄)Ρ•Ι΄™ΥΡΥΙ—Št°Ν…έΉ‘δMε΅•Μ°±½‰…°)MΑ•₯•Μ=™™₯•Θ° ₯Ι‘1₯™”%ΉΡ•ΙΉ…Ρ₯½Ή…°Έ+ŠqQ‘”‘Ι…΅…Ρ₯…±±δΙ•Ω₯Ν•Α½ΑΥ±…Ρ₯½Έ)•ΝΡ₯΅…ѕ́…Ι”„™ΥΙΡ‘•ΘΝ½Υɍ”™½Θ)½Ή•ΙΈ°…ΉΡ‘”ΝΑ•₯•Μ΅ΥΝЁΉ½ά‰”)„‘₯ ΑΙ₯½Ι₯Ρ䁙½Θ™ΥΙΡ‘•ΘΙ•Ν•…ɍ …Ή)½ΉΝ•ΙΩ…Ρ₯½Έ…Ρ₯½Έ»Št)‰₯Ι‘±₯™”ƒŠˆ)…Έ΅5…Θ€ΘΐΔ